The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

S.M. Innovator v1(1) - Fall 1995

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SUMMARY: This newsletter includes encouragement for prisoners to further their education, thoughts on prisons as the true manufacturers of crime, how transfers keep prisoners away from their families, maintaining a multicultural environment in prison, misinformation about the effectiveness of the death penalty, and a suggested parole reform aimed at saving money. Included are reprints from news outlets on gun control policies, marijuana possession, and a noted decrease prisoners being granted parole.

KEYWORDS: Bill C-61, Inmate Welfare Committee, Peer Support Group Project

Coded by Bethany Sanjenko

LIST OF CODES: Claire Culhane, Death penalty/capital punishment, Educational or vocational training, Entertainment, Health – physical, Parole – conditional release, Post-carceral issues, Prisoners’ Justice Day, Race and ethnicity, Religion and spirituality, Transfers between institutions, Views on incarceration, Violence and abuse of power