The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

95 results for ‘Crime and Criminality’ found

Advance – 2nd Quarter 1968

(2nd Quarter 1968) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue contains pieces about delinquency, the Inmate Musical-Comedy Concert, a commentary on capital punishment, and views on narcotics. Also included is a sports section and poetry. Keywords: Bill... Read More

Out Of Bounds V.28(1)

(Spring 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment... Read More

Out of Bounds V28(2)

(Summer 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the abolition of accelerated parole review, this issue contains articles about a riot at British Columbia Penitentiary in 1977, keeping one’s identity in prison, and causes... Read More

This issue is completely dedicated to the work of the Phoenix Group, a Mountain Institution self-help sex-offender group. This issue provides information about the history of the group, the structure,... Read More

Out Of Bounds V28(4)

(Winter 2011) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... Read More

This issue of Off the Wall contains a piece on sentencing prisoners that have committed an internal offence, a piece on megavitamin therapy and treatment of schizophrenia, an article about problems for... Read More

This issue of Transition contains an editorial regarding the organization of a prisoners’ trade union, and articles on the contradictions of parole and recidivism, and the penitentiary service finding... Read More

Avatar – August 1976

(August 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes articles on how prisoners are hurt by outstanding charges, debating the issues with longer prison terms, and a piece on feeling the need to hide one’s intelligence. Also included... Read More

Avatar – May 1976

(May 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses problems such as how many people are in prison for small crimes, issues in Belfast, prisoners discussing the Peace and Security Bill, and opinions on replacing capital punishment with... 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 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

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

Tarpaper – July 1973

(July 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue has a focus on parole, including an editorial on flaws in the system, a letter from the National Parole Board with parole statistics, recidivist statistics for Canadian prisons, and a... Read More

This issue features a few articles about the nature of punishment and how to reduce prison populations.   Key Words: Catholic Rehabilitative Services, National Employment Service  Read More

This issue discusses the need for personal interviews in Parole Board dealings with prisoners, urges an end to discrimination particularly based on skin colour and religious beliefs, and draws a correlation... Read More