The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

144 results for ‘Human Rights’ found

Avatar – December 1977

(December 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting,... 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

In addition to an editorial on freedom, this issue includes a message from the Chief of the Native Brotherhood, a profile of two Elders, an in-depth article on racism in the prison system, and a summary... Read More

Out of Bounds V28(2)

(Summer 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the abolition of accelerated parole review, this issue contains articles about a riot at British Columbia Penitentiary in 1977, keeping one’s identity in prison, and causes... Read More

Mountain Echoes

(March & April 1962) released from Mountain Institution

Included in this issue is an article about the Diefenbaker government contesting the right of local police and magistrates to order people out of communities, and a piece about the recent Legion show at... Read More

This issue contains articles about renovations at the prison, issues with double-bunking in cells, and a large section addressing concerns about sexual arousal assessments and hormonal profiles. Also included... Read More

The Prison Review

(June 1982) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue includes pieces on prisoner rights, Prisoners’ Justice Day, guard problems at Millhaven, humour pieces, and poetry. Keywords: The Canadian Rights and Liberties Federation, Federal Human... Read More

Out Of Bounds V28(4)

(Winter 2011) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... 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 of Changing Times includes an opinion piece on improving rehabilitation programs, an article regarding the reworking of the prisoner committee, and a mention of hearings into brutality at Toronto... Read More

This issue contains articles on rehabilitation and education centres for First Nations and Métis, and the consequences of cultural loss. Also addressed is the need for prisoner education, the idea for... Read More

The Frontenac Forum V2(5)

(May 1, 2005) released from Frontenac Institution

Included in this issue are articles on what Canadians what from our health care system, how the prison dairy runs, the oil industry, and an opinion piece on abortion and euthanasia.   Coded by Kate... 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

Over the Wall Issue 2

(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

This issue includes commentaries on the treatment and adaptability of Indigenous peoples, perceptions of the world, the differences between generations, a reflection on fishing and how being in prison... Read More