The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This short issue covers the sale of photo albums as a fundraiser, a look at upcoming Mother’s Day, and library book etiquette. KEYWORDS: Mother’s Day, G.E.D., Inmate Committee Coded by: Joe... 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

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

SUMMARY: This edition includes statistics on Canadian prisoners with tuberculosis and employment at Collins Bay.  Additionally, Claire Culhane, victims of crime, the Attorney General, case management,... Read More

Avatar – January

(January 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines the problems of the previous year (1975), and includes articles on the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary, the problems of reform schools in relation to recidivism,... 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 – April 1975

(April 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains a piece on a Progressive Conservative MP looking to bring back Capital Punishment and issues with RCMP, and a discussion with Solicitor General Warren Allmand about future reforms to... Read More

Avatar – March 1975

(March 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar contains articles on murder and capital punishment, using the Bill of Rights to legal advantage, and the canteen boycott. Also included is an interview with the Chairman of the Prisoner... Read More

Avatar – August 1974

(August 1974) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines procedures for prisoners to file grievances, and also a description of a Pow-wow. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood, Commissioner’s Directive No. 231, Alcoholics Anonymous Coded... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several opinion pieces, including thoughts on the reliability of juries, stereotyping, new initiatives put forth by the government, rehabilitation, the prisoner/guard relationship,... Read More

Cemetery Road – August 1985

(August 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

Cemetery Road – Spring 1985

(Spring 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue grapples with the ideas that prison sentencing should become more standardised, that the reinstatement of the death penalty might become public desire, and that drug addicts should... Read More

Cemetery Road – December 1983

(December 1983) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Canadian prisoners’ right to vote in great detail. It also addresses the Canadian penal system and its shortcomings, the previous policies of Canadian political parties... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue starts off with a list of upcoming days of celebration, segues into a considerable amount of creative writing, health advice and facts about poisoning, and tips on finding inner peace. KEYWORDS:... Read More

This issue deals with the issue of prisons conditioning prisoners with drugs, behaviour modification, and control. Also included are articles addressing the problem of suicide in prison, the challenge... Read More