The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

64 results for ‘Gender Issues’ found

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

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

Tightwire

(Spring 1986) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: In this issue, the 1985 UN World Conference on Women and the release of a Feminist Review of Criminal Law are discussed. The need for AIDS testing in prison, why prisoners refuse parole, the P4W... Read More

Tightwire

(Christmas 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This Tightwire issue contains Christmas cards, poetry, and the prison’s chapel schedule.  It discusses anger resolution, computer skills, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and risk... Read More

Tightwire

(May-August 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses “ex-offenders” finding employment, the Seven Steps self-help program, Native Studies at P4W, the Charter of Rights, and the P4W group Ten Plus.  The benefit of having... 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

Tightwire

(August 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition addresses the history of women in the Canadian federal penitentiary system, the International Conference on Prison Abolition, and the relationship between female criminality and the... Read More