The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

149 results for ‘Aboriginal Prisoners’ found

Kent Times v1(3)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an account of becoming literate in prison, the creation of a writing workshop, tutoring programs, Aboriginal education in prison, news of institutions in America denying parole... Read More

Out of Bounds v31(1)

(March 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a letter of appreciation to prison volunteers, solutions to the cafeteria’s food waste problem, an option piece of same sex relationships in prison and the request for couples... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes upcoming events, an interview with a lawyer about female prisons, how the prison system has failed Aboriginal prisoners, and criticism of female prisons. KEYWORDS: Elizabeth... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several thank you letters for donations made by prisoners, news of a new chaplain, and a new laundry room. The majority of the content are re-prints on health advice on exercise,... Read More

Tightwire V22(4)

(Winter 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Christmas in prison, the suicide of a prisoner in the segregation unit of P4W, and the poor living conditions at P4W. Articles address the health implications of smoking and... Read More

Out of Bounds v.34(1)

(Spring 2017) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features a letter to the editor regarding testing and treatment for Hepatitis C, extensive information on private prisons, an interview with a former prisoner about his experiences... Read More

Out of Bounds v.35(1)

(Summer 2018) released from William Head Institution

This issue discusses prisoner rehabilitation and access to constructive activities such as the prospective return of prison farms and the limited access prisoners have to current technology.  Some information... Read More

Doin’ Time Review

(November 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This edition discusses the successful Everest climb of a Calgary native, the clubs at Bowden, and sports news. KEYWORDS: Gavel Club, Native Brotherhood, A.A., Blackfalds, 7—step. Coded by Claire... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(August 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

Beginning with an editorial on case management, this issue includes pieces on what a prisoner should take when they leave prison, information on life skills and job seeking, and an interview with the Co-ordinator... Read More

Highwitness News

(May 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

In addition to a piece on a Cost of Living Allowance for prisoners and a full print of the ‘1984 Update, Inmate Pay Program and Canteen Prices’ for the benefit of prisoners who have not had... 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

Out Of Bounds V.28(1)

(Spring 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment... Read More

In addition to an editorial on freedom, this issue includes a message from the Chief of the Native Brotherhood, a profile of two Elders, an in-depth article on racism in the prison system, and a summary... Read More

Out of Bounds v33(3)

(September 2016) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes articles on the Liberal government’s bills regarding criminal law, demands sent to the Liberal Government regarding prison reforms, and struggles with parole officers (including... Read More

Included in this issue are opinion pieces on distracted driving, cyber-bullying, capitalism, and self-esteem. Also included are critiques of centralized commissary purchasing, and the dissolution of the... Read More