‘We are not going in to prison to see Prisoners; We are going into prison to see AA members that can't get out to a Meeting' - To Me; this is Corrections work; old school - like Bill and Bob
The first Correctional Facilities Committee was formed in 1977 when the Institutions Committee of the General Service Conference was dissolved and two committees were formed:
Correctional Facilities and Treatment Facilities. Local corrections committees have been established throughout the years, most of them working in collaboration with local intergroups or central offices, and within the organizational structure of lo-cal institutions committees.
Why A.A.s Carry the Message Behind the Walls
Many A.A. members are unaware of the important work being carried out by corrections committees. To those involved, however, corrections work is an opportunity to carry the A.A. message to the confined alcoholic who wants to live sober, one day at a time. Through a corrections committee working with corrections personnel, alcoholics are reached who might never otherwise find the A.A. program.
An active corrections committee is a vital link to prisons and jails, providing professionals and other workers in correctional facilities with information about A.A., literature, and guidelines for setting up A.A. groups on the inside.
The needs and experiences of your own area will determine what your committee should decide to do. The suggestions in this Workbook are just that—suggestions—to spark your thinking on how to form a corrections committee and cooperate with correctional facilities people.
Click on the various links below
to download the AA Corrections Workbook
and other related material.
AA Corrections Workbook
AA in Correctional Facilities
Memo to an Inmate
It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell