AA in Correctional Facilities

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. A.A. work is done by A.A. members on a voluntary basis.

A.A. has no central authority and almost no structural organization. A. A. does operate a General Service Office in New York (which acts mostly as a clearing house for information, worldwide) and local central or intergroup offices.

Corrections professionals, A.A. members, and inmates themselves interested in starting a new A.A. group for inmates will get help from A.A.’s General Service Office. G.S.O. will provide the pamphlet “A.A.in Correctional Facilities,” a Group Handbook and other A.A literature.

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