A.A.’s Prison Groups Start-Up for the First Time

The Year

1942

A.A.’s Prison Groups Start-Up for the First Time

  A campaign for prison reform by Clinton T. Duffy, warden of San Quentin Prison in San Francisco, calls for addressing the special needs of inmates who had been drinking when committing a crime. Duffy seeks aid and advice from California A.A. members, leading to the formation of a prison group at San Quentin. The inmates hold their first meeting in 1942.

 
San Quentin Prison Cafeteria
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