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Prisons-Temporary Contacts


Please join us in carrying the A.A. message to the inmate behind the walls. Our committee has been successful in helping many new members in the correctional institutions to find sobriety and help them get comfortable in A.A. Statistics show that approximately 80% of inmates should be classified as alcoholics, and we may be the only opportunity they have to hear the A.A. message.

The Prison Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at the SEPIA offices.

Prison Meeting Chair Requirement

One year of continuous sobriety is required and you will be also required to fill out an application for a background check.

Prison Meeting Speaker Requirement

Six months of continuous sobriety is required to speak at a prison meeting commitment.

Individual Commitment

Prison commitments are individual commitments not group commitments

Prison Locations

Chester County

501 S Wawaset Rd.
Westchester, Pa 19382

Bucks County

Bucks County Department of Corrections
1730 S Easton Rd.
Doylestown, Pa 18901

The work release program is located just around the corner from the main lockup on Almshouse Rd.

Delaware County

George W Hill Correctional Facility
500 Cheyney Rd,Thornton, Pa 19373

SCI Chester
500 E 4th St Chester, Pa 19013

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Correctional Facility
60 Eagleville Rd
Eagleville, Pa 19403

SCI Phoenix Correctional Facility
1200 Mokychic Rd
Collegeville, Pa 194263

Philadelphia County

Philadelphia Correctional Facility
8301 State Rd
Philadelphia, Pa 19136

Federal Detention Center
700 Arch St Philadelphia, Pa 19016

Prison Facility Information

Prison clearances are decided by individual facilities except for Kintuck requiring a drivers license.

Prison Committee Mission

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association(SEPIA) prison committee carries the AA message of sobriety and hope to correctional facilities in the five county area. We focus on those who want our help and the most difficult to reach, while planting the seeds of recovery from our disease to the inmate behind the walls. We have been successful in helping new members in the correctional facilities find their way to freedom from their disease and imprisonment by offering them a solution. This may be the only opportunity they have to see and hear the AA message so it’s important that we be at our best.

I am responsible, when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
I want the hand of AA always to be there,
and for that I am responsible.