Corrections Correspondence Service (C.C.S.)

What is the Corrections Correspondence Services Committee?

  • Corrections committees work to carry the A.A. message of recovery to incarcerated alcoholics.
  • Bringing meetings and literature into facilities.
  • Raising awareness of the Corrections Correspondence Service (C.C.S.) among “inside” and “outside” A.A. members.
  • Helping individuals in custody transition to a local A.A. community through Pre-release Contacts.

Why A.A.'s Carry the Message Behind the Walls

Members of Corrections Committees coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups to carry the message of recovery to alcoholics who are in custody.

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.

If you would like to join our committee or have any questions, please contact us here.

Corrections Committee Brochures

Sharing from Behind the Walls Newsletter

The Corrections desk publishes the newsletter Sharing from Behind the Walls quarterly.  It contains excerpts from inmate letters sent to G.S.O. which are reprinted with the inmates’ permission. These newsletters are for distribution to inmates involved in A.A. in correctional facilities. Anyone can copy Sharing from Behind the Walls to provide to inmates.