The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

70 results for ‘Crime Statistics’ 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

Odyssey

(1978) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue emphasizes the need for increased citizen awareness of, and involvement in, the penal system. Articles call for the implementation of a Bill of Rights for Prisoners, improved medical... Read More

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

SUMMARY: This issue lists statistics about the prison population, an opinion piece on greed and the convict code, the use of labelling and stereotypes within prison, thoughts on the outward expression... Read More

The Justice Group

(Spring 1989) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a reprint on child poverty, reprint from a booklet on women’s issues, excerpts from Beatrice Culleton’s book, a letter from the National Native Brotherhood, and the... 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

The Outlook – Winter/Spring 1997

(Winter/Spring 1997) released from Warkworth Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains information on a workshop for becoming nonviolent, a former prisoner’s account of job hunting, and technological advances in policing. Also included are reprinted facts on... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains a piece on the effects of overcrowding, an article arguing that past trauma does not excuse criminal acts, inflated crime statistics, the visitation process and the effects... Read More