The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

26 results for ‘1976’ found

Avatar

(March 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an opinion piece on the difference between medium and maximum security measures at the prison, this issue includes an opinion piece on the Canadian government’s ‘Peace &... Read More

This issue of Off the Wall contains a piece on sentencing prisoners that have committed an internal offence, a piece on megavitamin therapy and treatment of schizophrenia, an article about problems for... Read More

This issue of The Advance contains pieces on how the media influences perceptions of prisoners, the problem of suicide in prison, and the struggle for equality – particularly Gay Liberation. Also... Read More

Avatar – August 1976

(August 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes articles on how prisoners are hurt by outstanding charges, debating the issues with longer prison terms, and a piece on feeling the need to hide one’s intelligence. Also included... Read More

Avatar – May 1976

(May 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses problems such as how many people are in prison for small crimes, issues in Belfast, prisoners discussing the Peace and Security Bill, and opinions on replacing capital punishment with... Read More

Avatar – April 1976

(April 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about issues with police, gun control legislation, and Peace & Security Bill. Also included are articles about how justice is applied differently, the possibility of... Read More

Avatar – February 1976

(February 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about the Millhaven tear-gassing, recommendations by the John Howard Society to change prison segregation punishment, an article about the problem of secrecy in prison,... Read More

Avatar – January

(January 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines the problems of the previous year (1975), and includes articles on the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary, the problems of reform schools in relation to recidivism,... Read More

This issue deals with the issue of prisons conditioning prisoners with drugs, behaviour modification, and control. Also included are articles addressing the problem of suicide in prison, the challenge... Read More

This inaugural issue of The Millhaven Momentum addresses the need for government to change to prison system for the better, and includes articles comparing prison to a concentration camp, addressing the... Read More

This issue includes an editorial about problems with mandatory supervision, and articles regarding “justified” homicide and lack of empathy for a dying prisoner. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood,... Read More

This issue includes an open letter to Solicitor General Warren Allmand about a Vancouver Sun article calling him out as being “unable to be effective”, a piece on habitual criminals, an article... Read More

This lengthy issue of The Outlook includes an open letter about viewing and treating prisoners as human beings, a piece about legalizing marijuana including proposed and existing penalties, the first chapter... Read More

This issue of The Outlook includes an interview with Living Unit Officer L. Campbell, a piece on sentencing in regards to the Bill of Rights, a critique of the prison, and a piece on how marijuana decriminalization... Read More

This issue of The Outlook includes an interview with the prison psychologist, explains the purpose of Operation Springboard, and describes the “rehabilitative-therapeutic” community of Warkworth... Read More