The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Tarpaper – July/August 1979

(July/August 1979) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue begins with two articles discussing conjugal visits.  Questions surrounding parole are answered in-depth and the role of psychology in the criminal justice system is explored.  Also of interest... Read More

Tarpaper – May/June 1979

(May/June 1979) released from Matsqui Institution

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Tarpaper – March/April 1979

(March/April 1979) released from Matsqui Institution

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Tarpaper – March 1977

(March 1977) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue opens with a call for accountability, on the part of Canadian penitentiary staff, regarding prisoner grievances.  Also included in this edition is an article critiquing the increase in prison... Read More

Tarpaper – July 1975

(July 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains correspondence regarding minimum wage for prisoners, an editorial about where Canada is heading, a discussion of whether or not prisons are needed, and a piece about teaching poetry... Read More

Tarpaper – March/April 1975

(March/April 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

The importance of community involvement in rehabilitating prisoners, the realities of white collar crime, and the controversial practice of security staff wearing handcuff-shaped tie pins are all covered... Read More

Tarpaper – Jan/Feb 1975

(Jan/Feb 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

Capital punishment is featured in a number of articles in this issue.  There is a call for art submissions, from prisoners across Canada, to be exhibited at the United Nations Congress on the Prevention... Read More

Tarpaper

(1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This brief issue features a lengthy sports column, guidelines for acceptable behaviour during visits, and one prisoner’s hope for conjugal visitation rights.  The discontinuation of the Transactional... Read More

Tarpaper

(1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue opens by examining the population explosion in Canadian prisons.  A local newspaper attempts to dispel negative perceptions of prisoners at Matsqui by highlighting some of the good work prisoners... Read More

Tarpaper – March 1974

(March 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes pieces on community connection improvement, meditation, and a prisoner profile. There is also an article reprinted from the Globe and Mail denouncing plea bargaining. KEYWORDS:  plea... Read More

Tarpaper – January 1974

(January 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

In this issue the editor gives a brief review of other penal presses in Canada and the US and explores censorship regarding prison publications.  Information on the Study Improvement Group, including... Read More

Tarpaper – April 1974

(April 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a long piece examining what prison is for, an article about what it means to be a well-adjusted person, a piece on prisoners building planes for the Air Cadet League of Canada, and... Read More

Tarpaper

(1973) released from Matsqui Institution

The Temporary Absence Program receives praise for its success rate but also the controversy surrounding the program is looked at the end of this issue.  The practice of using prisoners for medical testing... Read More

Tarpaper

(1973) released from Matsqui Institution

In this issue sociologist Robert Martinson writes about the failure of correctional treatments stating that they have no effect on the rates of recidivism, and Dr. Joyce Brothers provides a commentary... Read More

Tarpaper – November 1973

(November 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses problems with parole, Solicitor General staff changes, the futility of sending drug addicts to prison, and prison terms for the impoverished. Also included is the discussion of a report... Read More