Charles Towns and Drugs In Prison

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In mid-February, 2016, 46 prison guards from nine different prisons were arrested in Georgia. The charges related to illegal drugs being purchased, distributed  and produced by prisoners. Charles B. Towns, in the book Habits That Handicap published in 1915, predicted that drugs in American prisons would omnipresent. He believed that if the craving for drugs by prisoners […]

Charles Towns 1945 Letter to Bill Wilson

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Charles Towns wrote a fascinating letter to Bill Wilson on October 4, 1945. He claims to have been the originator of the need for Bill’s small group of drunks to write a book that would document their movement. The letter was written on Towns Hospital stationary to Bill Wilson at 415 Lexington Avenue in New […]