The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Con.T.A.C.T.

(1980) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to information on the Christmas concert, this issue contains a piece by the Prisoner’s Rights Group on the death of prisoner Ivan Horvat, and information on developments from the John... Read More

This issue deals with various aspects of prison life that will be effected by the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, or Bill C-36. These include Unescorted Temporary Absences (UTAs), living conditions,... Read More

Christmas is the main topic of this issue, from what christmas is like in prison for a new prisoner, to how christmas is celebrated internationally, to a Finnish Christmas story. Also included are articles... Read More

The Echo – May/June 1976

(May/June 1976) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This Jaycee newsletter includes information about the Jaycees, an editorial about self-worth, and Jaycee election results. KEYWORDS:  Jaycees Coded by: Kate Garrett  Read More

This Christmas/New Year edition addresses problems with the RCMP and the part Canadian press plays in guarding civil liberties. Also included is an article suggesting a comprehensive reform of laws covering... Read More

This issue of Off the Wall contains an editorial regarding the new proposals to the parole system, and proposal of the Correctional Investigator. KEYWORDS:  ‘Parole In Canada’, discretionary... Read More

This issue of the Communicator includes an in-depth interview with only female Unit Classification Officer working at Springhill, a First Nations tale, and a piece on the necessity of the prisoner committee. KEYWORDS:... Read More

This large issue contains a chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada on restitution, a reprinted article from TIME about behaviour modification, and a report by the prisoners’... Read More

This issue has a large selection of letters, poetry and information dedicated to the Alcoholics Anonymous program. Several short stories and some Aboriginal art are also included along with Christmas greetings... Read More

This Christmas issue has a reprint of a Toronto Star article on evaluation of Canada’s Parole System and sentencing, and an interview with George Watson is also included. KEYWORDS: parole, sentencing,... Read More

This issue includes information about the Inmate Pay System, in-house vocational classes, local sports teams and scores, prisoner staff changes, and a notice about Christmas parcel fees. Claire Culhane... Read More

Highwitness News

(December 1983) released from Millhaven Institution

This issue is the first issue of the Highwitness News, as well as the Christmas edition. It contains information on daily life at Millhaven as well as topics for future articles. KEYWORDS: Christmas, Inmate... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue discusses colonization and its aftermath, the lack of post-secondary education available to federal prisoners, the controversy surrounding special handling units, and the lack of change... Read More

Terminator – November/December 1974

(November/December 1974) released from Stony Mountain Institution

This Christmas edition of Terminator highlights the internal issues at Stony Mountain. Also included is an article about how new officers are chosen and processed, and prisoner-professor correspondence... Read More

The Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R) and its potential for misapplication (and abuse) in prisons is discussed, and other articles discuss spending Christmas in jail, a prisoner’s sister’s... Read More