The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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The Federal Court ruling on the security fence at William’s Head Institution is recapped in this issue (i.e. why does a minimum security facility have a medium security fence?).  Capital punishment... Read More

Activist Claire Culhane is the focus of the opening article in which she discusses the struggles prisoners face and the work she does for prisoners’ rights.  Manitoba Penitentiary’s first warden,... Read More

The wife of a prisoner shares her views on the practice of strip searching visitors, and Solicitor-General Robert Kaplan’s idea to create a penal colony in the Queen Charlotte Islands receives heavy... Read More

This  issue of the newsletter begins with the financial statements of the “inmate committee” and the next article provides an American prisoner’s perspective on the  the operations... Read More

This issue contains articles on the Newbrey House (a halfway house for Aboriginal ex-convicts), the HELP employment program, and Newfoundland’s first minimum-security prison set to open in 1987.  New... Read More

Poetry, short stories and miscellaneous articles comprise the majority of this issue.  One prisoner sheds light on the effects of living in a total institution while another article examines the connection... Read More

This issue begins by looking at the positive benefits a prison can bring to a community.  Prisoners have the opportunity to submit their views on the Canadian penal system and guidelines for submitting... Read More

An editorial on the pilot project implemented at Collin’s Bay begins the discussion surrounding employment after incarceration.  A second article sees five prisoners weigh in on the issue of revealing... Read More

Advance – Spring 1971

(Spring 1971) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue features several articles involving community in-reach and also highlights Break Through, a publication put out by ex-convicts in the Hamilton area.  Other articles discuss the impact of incarceration... Read More

This edition of this weekly publication was issued on July 18, 1980 and includes a parting address from “the committee” which rebukes the apathy of their fellow convicts and bureaucratic... Read More

This issue opens with an editorial regarding the concerns of employing female Living Unit Officers in men’s prisons.  There is a lengthy article announcing the retirement of parliamentarian Stanley... Read More

This issue features an article on Reverend Mort Patterson and his plans to study crime, crime victims, and the Canadian penal system.  There is an interesting piece on the “Doctors’ Mob” of 1788,... Read More

This issue’s feature article discusses the prison management of sex offenders including living arrangements, anonymity, specialized programs and statements from Deputy Warden Sandra Burton regarding... Read More

This short issue features an eclectic mix of topics. In one article, a prisoner  recommends effective methods to interact with Corrections Canada through communication, personal management and introspection... Read More

The Outlook – April/May 1983

(April/May 1983) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue opens with an informative article on one’s rights regarding questioning and detainment by police.  Two other articles discuss budget cuts to post-secondary education for prisoners, examining... Read More