The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

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

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

Avatar – December 1975

(December 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of Avatar is an entirely creative one, primarily consisting of short stories, poetry, and humour. Coded by: Kate Garrett    Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More

Avatar – September 1975

(September 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses the issues surrounding telling the truth in legal situations, including discussion of truth serums and polygraph testing. Also discussed are “privileges” in prison, the... Read More

Avatar – July 1975

(July 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue explores the reasons behind rising rates of violence and amendments to the Criminal Code. Also included is a piece on building more prisons in Kingston, and an article about allowing prisoners... Read More