The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This Christmas issue includes editorials, stories, and poetry inspired by the season. There are also articles regarding the negative effects of rumours on prisoners, especially when related to statutory... Read More

This Easter issue includes a few religious pieces, but also contains substantial articles discussing the various vocational training opportunities available to prisoners, the details of a newly established... Read More

Tarpaper

(June 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with a transcript of the Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner of Communications, John Braithwaite’s, speech from the March 1980 conference on “Managing the Criminal Justice... Read More

In this issue, prisoners advocate for a Board of Review for long sentence, consider whether crime pays, discuss sports and entertainment in prison, struggles encountered upon release and possible changes... Read More

This issue concentrates on society’s views of criminals and the impact these opinions have on prisoners upon their release, specifically their employment.  There are several articles discussing society’s... Read More

This issue includes information on the Custody Rating Scale as it is used to determine security levels, an opinion on prisons (written for Prisoner Justice Day), tips on staying connected to children while... Read More

This issue addresses the “conformity” trend in the prisoners’ clothing. There are statistics and opinions shared about Crime Stoppers in North America. One submission writes on the judicial system... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the recommendations for a new parole system, opinions on mandatory supervision, and a prisoner request for a prison safety committee. Coded by: Kate... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue addresses the possibility of creating a separate aboriginal justice system, the reality of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences, and the ways that prisoners can access government... Read More

Avatar – December 1975

(December 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of Avatar is an entirely creative one, primarily consisting of short stories, poetry, and humour. Coded by: Kate Garrett    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 – January 1975

(January 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial about Supreme Court decisions regarding parole revocation and statutory remission, an article about the “prison problem” being neglected and the need for reform,... 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

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