From the July 1977 magazine.

Going to Prison By Choice

THE PURPOSE of prison is twofold: to punish and to rehabilitate. For sixteen years, I have been going to prison as a member of a team of AAs who sponsor a group in one of Scotland's prisons, and I have found the second part of this purpose to be especially true for me, as well as for the inmate.

For me, going to prison has never been a task or a duty; it is a privilege. I can help others find out about their drinking problems, and also about the solution. So the first thing going to prison has taught me is the benefit I can derive from fully accepting a responsibility.

-- G. G.

Glasgow, Scotland

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