The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Tele-Scope v5(5)

(July 1955) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue opens with a piece which considers the use of indeterminate sentences and a later article considers the problem of long sentences. KEYWORDS: Habitual Criminals Act  Read More

Pathfinder v4(11)

(January 1955) released from Prince Albert Penitentiary

This New Year’s Edition features articles on AA, ‘judge shopping’, and an overview of the role of a Crown attorney.  Read More

Ferndale Newsletter v2.1

(January 1995) released from Ferndale Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a letter from the warden and reminders to clean up after oneself, leave the fire alarms alone, and not to damage the telephones. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko    Read More

This spring issue features biological details of the retrovirus HIV and new counter-therapies such as antibodies and block binding. As well, an article on second hand smoke provides statistics on carbon... Read More

The Gladiator

(1993 Issue 1 ) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a newly instituted advice column discussing the role of correctional officers, an article offering an alternative view of how to approach substance use, and a list of... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several thank you letters for donations made by prisoners, news of a new chaplain, and a new laundry room. The majority of the content are re-prints on health advice on exercise,... Read More

This is the inaugural issue of The Mallard. The founding Editor writes that this publication should be a place to “share news, opinion and creative expression.” This issue features an article... Read More

This issue is dedicated to (and features an article about) Glen Flett, founder of the L.I.N.C. society. Other articles discuss the federal election, self injury, meditation, and the the Elizabeth Fry Society.    Read More

Tarpaper

(February 1978) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with an exploration of the roots and contemporary features of “convict poetry”, identifying how imprisonment can amplify or awaken a need for free expression. Articles critique... Read More

New Dimensions – May 1978

(May 1978) released from Oakalla Prison

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... 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

SUMMARY: This issue presents statistics on the portion of the Canadian Correctional Service budget allocated to correctional programs and the effectiveness of such programs, as well as prison capacity,... Read More

Out of Bounds v.35(1)

(Summer 2018) released from William Head Institution

This issue discusses prisoner rehabilitation and access to constructive activities such as the prospective return of prison farms and the limited access prisoners have to current technology.  Some information... Read More

Doin’ Time Review

(November 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This edition discusses the successful Everest climb of a Calgary native, the clubs at Bowden, and sports news. KEYWORDS: Gavel Club, Native Brotherhood, A.A., Blackfalds, 7—step. Coded by Claire... Read More

Vanguard

(1980) released from Stony Mountain Institution

This issue contains mostly humor and puzzles, with short updates on bus service, an adult social, the library, prison groups, and sports. Keywords: Jaycees, Inmate Committee, Toastmasters Coded by Kate... Read More