The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

Transition

(April 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

In addition to an editorial on a new prison wage scale, this issue contains pieces on the importance of hobbies and sportsmanship, the importance of segregation, and book reviews. Also included are sports... Read More

InsideOut

(May 2007) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes selections of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

InsideOut

(October 2006) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes selections of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

InsideOut

(May 2005) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes selections of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

InsideOut

(February 2008) released from Matsqui Institution

This paper includes selections of poetry and short fiction.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(July 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an editorial and an opinion piece on the passage in Parliament of Bills C-67 and C-68, this paper includes questions and answers on credit cards, interviews with the prison’s interim... Read More

This issue is largely composed of poetry, sports, prison rodeo details, and prison updates. This issue can be difficult to read in places.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(April 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an piece on prisoner pay, this issue includes features on two prisoners, a report from the prison dairy, and updates from the various prison groups.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More