The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue includes an analysis of how people profit from punishment, a piece on the recidivism rates of federal prisoners, including crime and police statistics, an update on the Lifers’ Group,... Read More

Over the Wall Issue 2

(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

The Mountain Echo

(July 1994) released from Mountain Institution

This issue contains commentaries on risk-taking, a book about adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, a counselling program being offered by the Residential Historical Abuse Program for victims of sexual... Read More

This issue includes commentaries on the treatment and adaptability of Indigenous peoples, perceptions of the world, the differences between generations, a reflection on fishing and how being in prison... Read More

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

The Gabber Express

(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... Read More

Doin’ Time Review

(September 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

This short issue contains sports statistics, entertainment options, poetry, and information on life skills classes and the Native Brotherhood social. Keywords: Indian Day Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

A prisoner who has had his religious rights denied writes in protest. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail is printed in regards to prisoners’ rights in disciplinary hearings. Another submission reflects... Read More

The editors of this edition speak about the uncertainties around the closure of the Prison for Women. Also covered in this newsletter is the issue of clemency for battered women who are now in prison,... Read More

Out Of Bounds V19(2)

(Summer 2002) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains articles about release, what prison is like, the history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and an obituary for the late Ruth Morris – founder of the international prison abolitionist... Read More

Tightwire

(Spring 1986) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: In this issue, the 1985 UN World Conference on Women and the release of a Feminist Review of Criminal Law are discussed. The need for AIDS testing in prison, why prisoners refuse parole, the P4W... Read More

Tightwire

(Christmas 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This Tightwire issue contains Christmas cards, poetry, and the prison’s chapel schedule.  It discusses anger resolution, computer skills, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and risk... Read More

Tightwire

(May-August 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses “ex-offenders” finding employment, the Seven Steps self-help program, Native Studies at P4W, the Charter of Rights, and the P4W group Ten Plus.  The benefit of having... Read More

Mind Manoeuvres

(Fall 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: Contemplative and purposeful poetry and prose in this issue reflect on imprisonment, environmentalism, industrialism, capitalism, materialism, greed, poverty, religion, species supremacy, big... Read More