The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

234 results for ‘Correctional Policies’ found

Tarpaper – October 1973

(October 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses how some prisoners can end up serving longer sentences then originally planned, and also contains a piece explaining temporary parole. Also included is an article about prisoners taking... Read More

This C.B. Diamond announces that it is a focussed attempt at a humorous issue, but includes many serious articles as well. This issue contains pieces regarding unemployment insurance for released prisoners,... Read More

This issue of the C.B. Diamond contains articles regarding the benefits of vocational training and Alcoholics Anonymous, the experience of “Lights Out” for prisoners, and the price of freedom,... Read More

This issue includes articles regarding the importance of correspondence to prisoners, whether or not women would marry an ex-prisoner, and a Toronto Globe & Mail piece regarding the need for a public... 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

This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

This issue includes an editorial celebration of the penal press, a personal account of recidivism, an article focussing on the trials and tribulations of the family members of a prisoner, and a lengthy... Read More

This Christmas issue includes editorials, stories, and poetry inspired by the season. There are also articles regarding the negative effects of rumours on prisoners, especially when related to statutory... Read More

This issue includes information on the Custody Rating Scale as it is used to determine security levels, an opinion on prisons (written for Prisoner Justice Day), tips on staying connected to children while... Read More

Prisoner’s Justice Day is celebrated in this issue through the use of printed letters from prisoners. This issue also addresses the proposed change to pardons in the Criminal Records Act, and another... Read More

Articles in this issue focus on matters surrounding imprisonment such as habeas corpus and Bill C-67. A letter reports the suicide of a recently released prisoner; the writer uses the situation to address... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the recommendations for a new parole system, opinions on mandatory supervision, and a prisoner request for a prison safety committee. Coded by: Kate... Read More

This issue addresses the need for a halfway house in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and discusses ideas put to the administration regarding photographs of inmates for families and selling hobby... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... 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