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114 results for ‘William Head Institution’ found

Out of Bounds

(Winter 2008) released from William Head Institution

One article examines obstacles to transitioning back into society including PTSD and addiction, and another article discusses the Restorative Justice Symposium 2008. KEYWORDS: halfway house, release, PTSD,... Read More

Out of Bounds

(December 1996) released from William Head Institution

Christmas issue with articles on the new telephone system with PIN numbers and pre-approved calling lists, a prisoner’s experience in “The Hole” (segregation), and the correlation between... Read More

Out of Bounds

(May 1983) released from William Head Institution

Charter of Rights issues as they relate to prisoners and accused persons, a UVic Martlet article on Nicaraguan prisons, parole as a solution to overcrowding, female prisoners in Canada, and an Interpol... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 1983) released from William Head Institution

Articles include an editorial on prison overcrowding and the economics of imprisonment, prisons in developing countries, and the Ont. Supreme Court ruling that “gating” (revoking parole on... Read More

Out Of Bounds

(December 1982) released from William Head Institution

The Swedish prison system (reprinted from Let’s Talk), CP article on a judge’s rejection of breath analysis and fingerprinting, a history of prisons and punishment in Canada, and an explanation... Read More

Out Of Bounds

(July 1983) released from William Head Institution

Prison statistics, gating (revocation of mandatory supervision by the National Parole Board on the release date), and the valedictorian address from a prisoner who completed a BA (UVic) includes analyses... Read More

Out of Bounds

(May 8 1981) released from William Head Institution

Included in this issue are articles on the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and pot reform, hypnosis, CSC’s prisoner pay scales, and prisoner education. KEYWORDS: education,... Read More

Out of Bounds

(June 30 1981) released from William Head Institution

Discussion of issues surrounding punitive/rehabilitative goals, parole, programs, criminal code changes, and problems related to the damage done by prisoners at Matsqui, Kent, and Elbow Lake institutions... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 21 1981) released from William Head Institution

Topics include abuse of police power, William Head chapel, indeterminate sentences and retribution vs rehabilitation, Juvenile Detention Homes, and a lawyer writes about informants and undercover officers... Read More

Out of Bounds

(February 27 1981) released from William Head Institution

A letter from Claire Culhane to the Prisoners’ Rights Group of Burnaby touches on topics including prisoner illiteracy, prisons as punishment vs rehabilitation, and fighting violence in Canada.  Also... Read More

Out of Bounds

(January 9 1981) released from William Head Institution

An article outlining the history of Williams Head is in this issue, along with articles on youth being tried and sentenced as adults and the role of drugs in crime, and the criminality of drugs. KEYWORDS:... Read More

The issue begins with an editorial speaking of the recently passed Prisoner Justice Day, highlighting the unjust treatment of prisoners across Canada. The editorial raised concerns with Canada’s liberal... Read More

Traditional aboriginal healing is discussed throughout this issue; in particular elders involvement in ceremonies, and the focus on reconciliation opposed to retribution. Concerns of prisoners health... Read More

This issue contains a thought-provoking piece on one long–term prisoner’s process of readjustment to the outside world. The legal news section discusses the dangerous offender designation and... Read More

The Correctional Service of Canada is criticized heavily in this issue with much focus on the transition of William Head from a medium security to a minimum security prison.    There is information... Read More