AA Work with Correction Centres

Serving the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island in Canada

A.A. Corrections Service

The purpose of A.A.'s corrections service is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls, and to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger A.A. community through prerelease contacts.

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.

More Information About A.A. Corrections Service

There is a great deal of information about Corrections work provided by A.A. World Services via their site at

A.A. Video for Legal and Corrections Professionals Video: Three legal and corrections professionals describe the benefits of A.A. for clients and inmates, and how it can also serve as a vital resource for those in their field.
A New Freedom Video: A.A. in jails and prisons: even in correctional facilities, they found freedom from alcoholism through A.A.
A.A. in Correctional Facilities Experience based on the functioning of A.A. groups in prisons, with institutional opinions recommending A.A. as a helpful ally.
A.A. as a Resource For Drug & Alcohol Court Professionals How A.A. can be a resource. What A.A. does. What A.A. does not do.
If You Are a Professional... Information for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics; explains how A.A.s and non-A.A.s can work together
Information and sign-up for "Outside" A.A. members Information about the Corrections Correspondence Service
It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell Presents the experience of seven inmates who found A.A. while in prison
Memo to an Inmate Who May Be an Alcoholic A message from A.A.s who have themselves been inmates.
Message to Corrections Professionals Information about what A.A. is and can do and how groups function in a correctional facility.
Where Do I Go From Here? We alcoholics stick together to overcome the disease of alcoholism.

Information For AA Members in Corrections Service

A.A.'s collective experience gives us some insights about how to carry the message into correctional facilities. Information is provided by AA World Services via their site at

Cooperating with Court, D.W.I. and Similar Programs Guidelines for cooperating with court, D.W.I. and similar programs
Corrections Committees Guidelines for working with corrections facilities
Corrections Workbook Workbook for working with corrections facilities
Carrying the Message into Correctional Facilities Basic information for A.A.s who speak in correctional facilities.
Information and sign-up for "Outside" A.A. members Information about the Corrections Correspondence Service