The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

150 results for ‘Human Rights’ found

Tarpaper – March/April 1975

(March/April 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

The importance of community involvement in rehabilitating prisoners, the realities of white collar crime, and the controversial practice of security staff wearing handcuff-shaped tie pins are all covered... Read More

Tarpaper

(1973) released from Matsqui Institution

The Temporary Absence Program receives praise for its success rate but also the controversy surrounding the program is looked at the end of this issue.  The practice of using prisoners for medical testing... Read More

Drugs are a major theme of this issue with two prisoners giving detailed and candid accounts of their drug use and addiction.  Other articles include information for prisoners about how to access their... Read More

In this issue there is discussion of a prisoner’s experience in Leavenworth, prisoners’ rights, Prisoners’ Justice Day and Claire Culhane, improving one’s quality of life in prison,... Read More

A couple of articles on the experience of men in their early twenties who are new to federal time, and articles on nonviolent communication and the use of ion and itomizer scanners’ on visitors are... Read More

This is the last issue before William Head returns to minimum security (from medium) and several articles discuss this.   Other topics include the William Head Inmate Committee taking CSC to court over... Read More

Includes an editorial on the effectiveness of the William Head model, including views on punishment by the institution and also has articles on  Nelson Mandela’s prison experience at Robben Island,... Read More

This issue opens with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and explains the reasons behind its inception.  There is also an in-depth article detailing the claim against CSC that the high prices of the... Read More

This issue is dedicated to the topic of restorative justice.  The First Nations’ approach to restorative justice is explained, as is the Medicine Wheel, “the basis for many native spiritual and practical... Read More

An examination of the Charter of Rights and its application to CSC issues and prisoner rights is included in this issue (Sections 7,8,11,12,24).  Also, an article on a day in the life of the Inmate Committee... Read More

The Outlook – March/April 1984

(March/April 1984) released from Warkworth Institution

A sample self-test for estimating the chances that a prisoner will re-offend and return to prison.  Other articles discuss the new privacy act and information kept on private citizens by the government,... Read More

The Outlook – July/August 1984

(July/August 1984) released from Warkworth Institution

This summer issue includes discussion of Prisoners’ Justice Day and its philosophy, prison overcrowding and sentencing alternatives, upcoming changes that should end double-bunking, and CSC implementation... Read More

This issue contains detailed and lengthy articles on the Court of Appeal and the Warden’s Court.  There is also a very in-depth article on venereal diseases.  Information can be found on the Christopher... Read More

This issue includes articles on the recent visit of Inger Hansen (Correctional Investigator) to Joyceville, and related issues.  Also in this issue are articles on the evolution of (the status of) women,... Read More

This edition focuses heavily on post-carceral issues, particularly employment and vocational training.  Alternatives to incarceration, such as probation, is also a recurring topic.  The Lodestar urges... Read More