The following document displays the hopeful cooperation between the O’Neal Tape Recordings Library, the Federal Correctional Institution in La Tuna, Texas and AA. This letter confirms and acknowledges the good works of members carrying the message to the incarcerated, and putting in place a program for their continued sobriety upon their release from prison.
Starting Groups in Correctional Facilities
One primary purpose for the formation of an inside A.A. group is based on cooperation and understanding between authorities and the A.A. people. The basis of the new group’s operation is the rules and regulations under which the superintendent will permit an A.A. group to function inside. It is equally important for everyone to have a clear understanding of what A.A. can and cannot do to help alcoholics — in correctional facilities and after they are released. In prison or out, an A.A. group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
-A.A. In Correctional Facilities pamphlet