Warden Clinton Duffy at the 1950 International Convention

Warden Clinton Duffy at the 1950 International Convention

This recording from the Alcoholics Anonymous International Convention at Cleveland, Ohio from 1950 features non-alcoholic Warden Clinton Duffy speaking. Clinton Duffy was the warden of the San Quentin Prison in San Francisco from 1940-1952. He was instrumental in bringing reform into the prison system. San Quentin Prison was the first prison in the country to have a group of Alcoholics Anonymous!

(The quality of the recording is poor at first and improves about 1 minute in)

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