The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This Easter edition clears up misperceptions regarding parole in Canada, specifically the myth that there is a parole system (at the time of this publication).  The success of parole in other countries... Read More

A number of articles in this issue focus on drugs: in the prison, on the street,testing, trafficking.  Mumia Abu-Jamal shares his thoughts on the treatment of African Americans in the justice system and... Read More

In this issue, Claire Culhane weighs in on the building of more prisons in Canada and the warden discusses drugs and alcohol,the new drug policy at Warkworth, the CSC Mission Statement, and problems surrounding... Read More

A profile on ex-convict Serge Leclerc, re-printed from the Globe and Mail, details his struggles with incarceration and his accomplishments before and after his release.  Also profiled is Claire Culhane,... Read More

An article by George Watson, first published in Out of Bounds,is re-printed here and further discussed.  The articles criticize the harsher sentences received by “the poor” compared to the lighter... Read More

In this issue, the Street Prep column offers prisoners a detailed outline for a written plan to re-enter society, specifying goals that will contribute to success on the outside.  Another article provides... Read More

This issue features an extensive article outlining the sex offender treatment program at Regional Psychiatric Centre Pacific.  The article examines the steps involved in the program as well as the criteria... Read More

The Federal Court ruling on the security fence at William’s Head Institution is recapped in this issue (i.e. why does a minimum security facility have a medium security fence?).  Capital punishment... Read More

Activist Claire Culhane is the focus of the opening article in which she discusses the struggles prisoners face and the work she does for prisoners’ rights.  Manitoba Penitentiary’s first warden,... Read More

This issue begins with several letters to the Editor and then reproduces articles about the Exceptional People’s Olympiad at Collins Bay Penitentiary (from The Whig Standard), an art exhibit of... Read More

This issue contains articles on the Newbrey House (a halfway house for Aboriginal ex-convicts), the HELP employment program, and Newfoundland’s first minimum-security prison set to open in 1987.  New... Read More

This issue begins by looking at the positive benefits a prison can bring to a community.  Prisoners have the opportunity to submit their views on the Canadian penal system and guidelines for submitting... Read More

An editorial on the pilot project implemented at Collin’s Bay begins the discussion surrounding employment after incarceration.  A second article sees five prisoners weigh in on the issue of revealing... Read More

Advance – Spring 1971

(Spring 1971) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue features several articles involving community in-reach and also highlights Break Through, a publication put out by ex-convicts in the Hamilton area.  Other articles discuss the impact of incarceration... Read More

Tarpaper

(1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This winter edition provides a brief history of Christmas traditions, a letter to the editor (and a response) that discusses conditions at Matsqui Prison. Other pages are dedicated to discussions of opiate... Read More