From the August 1990 magazine.

The Only Hands God Has

I was sent to prison in 1967 when I had been in AA for about two years. My sponsor sent me. He said it would be good for me.

Good for me? A middle-aged, middle-class clerk who hardly knew a hard-boiled man from a hard-boiled egg and would not have said "boo" to a well-built goose? But I went--because my sponsor and a few other old-timers had finally obtained permission to open a group in our local prison here in Birmingham, and they would be in need of support. And I had enormous faith in my sponsor and in the Fellowship of AA.

-- Peter M.

Birmingham, England

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