The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

110 results for ‘William Head Institution’ found

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

Drugs are a major theme of this issue with two prisoners giving detailed and candid accounts of their drug use and addiction.  Other articles include information for prisoners about how to access their... Read More

The 2003 conversion of William Head from a medium to a minimum security prison receives some criticism in the editorial section of this issue.  The proposed termination of the Entry Level Trade Training... Read More

In this issue there is discussion of a prisoner’s experience in Leavenworth, prisoners’ rights, Prisoners’ Justice Day and Claire Culhane, improving one’s quality of life in prison,... Read More

This issue contains an article detailing the tragic results of double-bunking and another highlighting a number of wrongful convictions in Canada, most notably, David Milgaard.   The effectiveness of... Read More