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Panama City, Florida
in the mid-1960s (the exact date is unknown), it was recognized
that there was a group of alcoholics in dire need of an
introduction to a better, sober way of life if they were
to become useful assets to their community in the future.
group was the incarcerated population of the Community Correctional
Center on Highway 390 in Panama City, Florida. A well-known
Panama City lawyer, by the name of E. Ward H., received
permission from the Florida Department of Corrections to
form an AA group for the Community Correctional Center.
Paul A. soon became the guiding force of this fledgling
the first several years, inmates attended weekly outside
AA meetings in the Panama Area. These meeting locations
were later changed to inside meetings in the Community Correctional
concept behind these meetings was to get inmates introduced
to the AA way of life and to the outside world of freedom.
Many former inmates remain sober today and are active in
the AA way of life.
January 24, 1978, the Freedom Group of AA was formally registered
by the General Service Office of AA
meetings of the Freedom Group follow:
8:00 p.m. -Closed Meeting (Meets at the
Community Corrections Center)
8:00 p.m. -Open Speaker Meeting (Meets out-
side at the Serenity House,
1008 East 24th Plaza, Panama City, Florida
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