The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

184 results for ‘Collins Bay Institution’ found

C.B. Diamond V13(6)

(October 1963) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece about a prisoner-led building boom at the prison, this issue includes a prisoner opinion poll on the subject of parole, an editorial on the programs that Kingston needs to make prisoners... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(1963) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to prisoner self-assessments, this issue includes pieces on the reasons behind prisoner nicknames, the work prisoners did to repair floats for a Kingston parade, recaps of Family Service Day... Read More

Avatar – May/Jun 1977

(May/Jun 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the necessity of accountability in prisons, this issue addresses the rates of convictions for First Nations people, wiretapping, news from the Inmate Committee, incoming... Read More

Avatar – April 1977

(April 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about federal bills, this issue includes an interview with the prison’s Assistant Director of Socialization Larry Stebbins on socialization and temporary absences, an... Read More

Avatar – Feb/Mar 1977

(Feb/Mar 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial response to the reports of a Millhaven Mafia and a commentary on violence against prisoners, this issue includes one prisoner’s experience with sentencing and the penal... Read More

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

Avatar – Jul/Aug 1977

(Jul/Aug 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

This significant issue of Avatar includes a 37-page response of the Solicitor General to the parliamentary sub-committee report on the penitentiary system in Canada. This issue also includes the Inmate... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the establishment of a Prisoner Information Service, this issue contains pieces on the 3rd Annual Exceptional People’s Olympiad, crises in Canadian prisons, and conjugal... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an piece on the Solitary Confinement Abolition Project, this issue contains an opinion piece on justice, views on prison homosexuality, and a critique of opinions on prison employment. Also... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to reviews and recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee’, this issue contains pieces on the Exceptional People’s Olympiad, the electric chair, and information about the... Read More

Avatar – December 1977

(December 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting,... Read More

Olympiad News

(Spring 1984) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue is solely about the Collins Bay prison’s and prisoners’ work with the Exceptional People’s Olympiad. Coded by Kate Garrett  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

In this issue, the prison writers consider the forthcoming shift from the Ticket-of-Leave Act to a new parole system. The wife of a convict writes  about her experiences and the struggles she faces because... Read More