The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

48 results for ‘Crime Statistics’ found

Tocsin

(May/Jun 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece on the “Taking Responsibility” report from The House of Commons Standing Committee of Justice and the Solicitor General, the issue includes a critique of Corrections... Read More

Astra News

(Dec 1983) released from Warkworth Institution

In addition to statistics of admission by offense, this issue includes information about Alcoholics Anonymous and reprints of news articles about alcohol-related vehicular accidents. Also included is a... Read More

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

This issue contains a commentary on how crime is good for the economy, the Conservative policy of getting “tough on crime”, a long piece on dying in prison, a commentary on food in prison,... Read More

The Communicator

(December 1997) released from Springhill Institution

Included in this issue is a critique of the prison’s food quality, articles on the right to vote, requests to the new Commissioner of Corrections, fraudulent abuse compensation claims, and statistics... Read More

This issue contains copies of government documentation concerning amendments to the Parole Act, Penitentiary Act, and Prisons and Reformatories Act. Millhaven’s newly formed chapter of the John Howard... Read More

The majority of this issue is made up of Jaycee items, as the penitentiary unit is made an official member, including an outline of what a Jaycee is and why one should become a Jaycee. Also included are... 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

Fallacy of Life

(February 10, 1987) released from Collins Bay Institution

The debate about capital punishment in Canada is the focus of this issue. The article in this issue compares the public’s perception of crime vs. what the statistics say about crime, particularly violent... Read More

This lengthy issue of The Outlook includes an open letter about viewing and treating prisoners as human beings, a piece about legalizing marijuana including proposed and existing penalties, the first chapter... Read More

The Echo – September 1973

(September 1973) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue of the Echo includes pieces highlighting charitable projects for which monies were raised, including helping a needy family, fostering a child, and obtaining a wheelchair for a disabled child.... Read More

This issue of the Beacon includes many articles on how to set up acceptable day parole, touching on public perception of prisoners, punishment versus rehabilitation, and positive statistics from Drumheller... Read More

This issue includes capital punishment in Canada, declining crime (with homicide statistics-reprinted from Let’s Talk), privatization of prisons, links between the media and violent crime, Elbow... Read More

The history of Race Rock lighthouse, history of the chapel (Part I), some statistics on prisoners and corrections, and correspondence between Claire Culhane/The Prisoners’ Rights Group to the AG... Read More

Subjects of articles in this issue include the Convict Code, the John Howard Society, misconceptions of criminals and police, preparing for parole hearings, parole appeals, and 2 articles (and a poem)... Read More