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Out Of Bounds V.28(1)

(Spring 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment... Read More

K.P. Telescope

(November 1956) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue includes an editorial on “humane” capital punishment, a case for probation in Canada, a look inside Kingston Prison, and a piece on repairing toys in prison. Also included are articles... Read More

The Communicator

(Fall 1997) released from Springhill Institution

This issue includes a piece about the new Warden, notes from the Inmate Committee and Warden’s meeting, and a report from the women’s unit. Also included are articles on tutoring, the right... Read More

This issue contains pieces on penal reform and rehabilitation, including an editorial on why penal reform is necessary, articles on proposed prison reforms, what prisoners would change within the prison... Read More

This issue of The Advance contains pieces on how the media influences perceptions of prisoners, the problem of suicide in prison, and the struggle for equality – particularly Gay Liberation. Also... Read More

Over The Wall Issue 1

(Spring 2014) released from

This issue includes articles on prisoner pay cuts, a call for support of Tyendinaga Mohawk protesters over missing and murdered Indigenous women, an updates on various prison and anti-prison actions. Keywords:... Read More

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

The editors of this edition speak about the uncertainties around the closure of the Prison for Women. Also covered in this newsletter is the issue of clemency for battered women who are now in prison,... Read More

Beacon v1(3)

(October 5, 1951) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

In this issue, the possible formation of an “inmate committee” is discussed. A brief piece discusses whether women need to be glamorous to be considered attractive by men. Key Words: Inmate Recreation... Read More

This issue of The Voice Inside discusses the establishment of a Black Culture group, and includes a reprinted article from The Quest paper in Drumheller calling for an examination of the entire penitentiary... Read More

The Outlook – September 1974?

(September 1974?) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains an interview with Warkworth psychologist, J. Pyziak, a letter reprinted from the Ottawa Citizen from prisoner regarding mandatory parole and its relation to prison overcrowding, and... Read More

This issue of The Beacon includes pieces on the need for women to be brought into prisons to combat homosexual acts, the need for sex, drug, and alcohol education in schools and homes, and the need for... Read More

The editorial discusses the current focus on victim rights and the focus on the perception of justice and security . Other article topics include waiting in remand for trial, the InsideArt Coop marketing... Read More

The articles included discuss prisoner escapes, the loss of voting rights for prisoners serving sentences of two years or more, the current state of punishment versus rehabilitation, the William Head Work... Read More

This issue includes an article on the political state of Nicaragua and the influence of the President of the United States, Ronald Regan. A large article on religious beliefs aims to promote rehabilitation... Read More