The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue is dedicated to Claire Culhane, a well-known prisoners’ rights advocate, who passed away in April of 1996.  There are letters from Ms. Culhane herself as well as letters from prisoners sharing... Read More

This issue features an article on the landmark case of Yvan Vaillancourt and the now-repealed Section 213 d of the Criminal Code.  Information is provided regarding the introduction of a discussion series... Read More

This issue contains articles on prisoners’ rights, drugs in prison, and the various services provided by Operation Springboard.  For prisoners with children, there is information on a parenting... Read More

This issue opens with an article discussing the value of prisoners having the opportunity to practise social interactions and responsibilities.  There is a lengthy article on rape and the public’s perception... Read More

This issue opens with the King’s Rangers Group looking to prisoners to donate money and help stuff Christmas stockings for underprivileged children in Kingston.  There are also brief articles on heroin... Read More

A large majority of this issue is devoted to humorous articles and poetry.  There is a brief article noting the decline in murder rates since the abolishment of the death penalty.  At the end of this... Read More

This issue opens with a review of prisoners’ rights advocate Claire Culhane’s book Still Barred From Prison.  The results of MacLean’s magazine’s “Mood of the Country” poll can be found is... Read More

There are articles in this issue covering the 10th Annual Exceptional People’s Olympiad, mandatory supervision, and back injury prevention.  Desmond Tutu and Muammar Khaddafi are also mentioned in this... Read More

This issue contains an article by Professor Robert Gaucher discussing the portrayal of crime and policing in film and television.  There are also articles on world peace, cancer, and Amnesty International. ... Read More

This issue has information for prisoners wishing to seek out their birth parents as well as advice on coping with life in prison.  The remainder of the issue contains entertaining articles, poetry, and... Read More

Pendulum – February 1991

(February 1991) released from Joyceville Institution

In this issue there is information on the educational services available through Frontier College, the Private Family Visiting Program, and the new Narcotics Anonymous Vision group.  St. Leonard’s Brantford,... Read More

This issue contains no cover and no date.  It is a brief publication of only six pages featuring mostly poetry, prose, and jokes.  There is mention of prison overcrowding, the Seven Steps program, and... Read More

Pendulum – October 1990

(October 1990) released from Joyceville Institution

At the back of this issue there is an attachment of papers announcing a National Lifers Conference to be held at Joyceville Institution in 1991.  The closure of Kingston’s Prison For Women is also... Read More

This issue features two re-produced excerpts from “Crime and Punishment” (original source unclear)  discussing such things as the prisoners’ “course diet” and tobacco use in prison. ... Read More

This issue covers a variety of social-political topics and features a rare article published by the Royal Bank of Canada entitled Punishment and Crime that includes crime statistics and a report from... Read More