The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

150 results for ‘Human Rights’ found

Included is an editorial on prisoners’ voting rights as well as articles on subjects including the application of unique laws to natives, explanation of old age security pensions in Canada, and an... Read More

This issue includes information about the Inmate Pay System, in-house vocational classes, local sports teams and scores, prisoner staff changes, and a notice about Christmas parcel fees. Claire Culhane... Read More

This issue includes information on rehabilitative programs such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous and one by the Seven Steps group which helps to rehabilitate inmates into the community post... Read More

Out of Bounds

(Fall 2007) released from William Head Institution

An editorial on the DNA Identification Act as well as articles on the Read Aloud Program, Native Brotherhood 2007 activities, and a heroin junkie’s experience with crime and incarceration are in... Read More

Out of Bounds

(May 1983) released from William Head Institution

Charter of Rights issues as they relate to prisoners and accused persons, a UVic Martlet article on Nicaraguan prisons, parole as a solution to overcrowding, female prisoners in Canada, and an Interpol... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 1983) released from William Head Institution

Articles include an editorial on prison overcrowding and the economics of imprisonment, prisons in developing countries, and the Ont. Supreme Court ruling that “gating” (revoking parole on... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 21 1981) released from William Head Institution

Topics include abuse of police power, William Head chapel, indeterminate sentences and retribution vs rehabilitation, Juvenile Detention Homes, and a lawyer writes about informants and undercover officers... Read More

This issue contains an article explaining the parameters around the disenfranchisement of prisoners and their right to vote; it compares Canada’s laws to other countries’. Also, a submission from the... Read More

The issue begins with an editorial speaking of the recently passed Prisoner Justice Day, highlighting the unjust treatment of prisoners across Canada. The editorial raised concerns with Canada’s liberal... Read More

Tightwire

(March-April 1980) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This issue addresses prisoner and gender struggles. In regard to the former, the Leonard Peltier and Ivan Horat cases are given detailed consideration.  Sexism, in its many forms, is also discussed; articles... Read More

This issue begins with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and the effects that isolation and solitary confinement have on incarcerated individuals in the Canadian prison system.  Covered in this... Read More

Tightwire

(March/April 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

The most prevalent theme in this issue of Tightwire surrounds the announcement in January by Solicitor General Robert Kaplan that prison education programs would be cut. Another important concern is... Read More

Tightwire

(Sept-Dec. 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

Keywords: Prison Rights Group, Leonard Peltier, addictions  Read More

Tarpaper – March 1977

(March 1977) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue opens with a call for accountability, on the part of Canadian penitentiary staff, regarding prisoner grievances.  Also included in this edition is an article critiquing the increase in prison... Read More

Tarpaper – July 1975

(July 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains correspondence regarding minimum wage for prisoners, an editorial about where Canada is heading, a discussion of whether or not prisons are needed, and a piece about teaching poetry... Read More