From the July 1992 magazine.

An Experience Not to Be Missed

Hospital and institutions work is a wonderful way to spread the message of AA. Of this there can be little doubt. People in jails in particular benefit greatly from AA meetings brought in by people who are concerned. While I spent the better part of two decades in several prisons, I never partook of AA. I got AA after my release from prison and have kept it for nearly five years since. In that is a message.

Men and women who are just released from prison feel very isolated. They feel separated from AA groups. I know this because I work with many of them now. They approach me to sponsor them, after they hear my story. The simple fact that I was there, have done lots of time, and may understand their situation draws them to me.

-- Michael P.

San Diego, California

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