The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

374 results for ‘Views on Incarceration’ found

Kent Times v1(3)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an account of becoming literate in prison, the creation of a writing workshop, tutoring programs, Aboriginal education in prison, news of institutions in America denying parole... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes nutritional information from the kitchen, and update from The Pagan Group, advice on starting your own business, and a list of offenses and subsequent punishments from... Read More

Tele-Scope v5(5)

(July 1955) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue opens with a piece which considers the use of indeterminate sentences and a later article considers the problem of long sentences. KEYWORDS: Habitual Criminals Act  Read More

Pathfinder v4(11)

(January 1955) released from Prince Albert Penitentiary

This New Year’s Edition features articles on AA, ‘judge shopping’, and an overview of the role of a Crown attorney.  Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes upcoming events, an interview with a lawyer about female prisons, how the prison system has failed Aboriginal prisoners, and criticism of female prisons. KEYWORDS: Elizabeth... Read More

The Communicator

(Summer 1996) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article on prisoner’s rights, an update on settlements awarded to those who suffered abuse while in the government’s care in Nova Scotia, one prisoner’s reflections... Read More

The Insider

(July 1992) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the offering of a computer class and other courses, thoughts on how the staff treat the prisoners, an upcoming visit from Claire Culhane, reprinted statistics comparing Canada’s... Read More

Out of Bounds v.31(2&3)

(Spring/Fall 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue features articles on feelings of apathy within prison, the importance of remorse, advice on staying out of prison after your release, excerpts from a paper on the use of “system”... Read More

Tele-Scope

(January 1953) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This first issue of 1953 features articles on capital punishment, that the perils of eye-witness testimony, the problems of incarcerating youth with adults and how AA can be useful after prison.  Read More

Tarpaper

(February 1978) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with an exploration of the roots and contemporary features of “convict poetry”, identifying how imprisonment can amplify or awaken a need for free expression. Articles critique... Read More

New Dimensions – May 1978

(May 1978) released from Oakalla Prison

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... Read More

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

SUMMARY: This issue presents statistics on the portion of the Canadian Correctional Service budget allocated to correctional programs and the effectiveness of such programs, as well as prison capacity,... Read More

Tightwire V22(4)

(Winter 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Christmas in prison, the suicide of a prisoner in the segregation unit of P4W, and the poor living conditions at P4W. Articles address the health implications of smoking and... Read More

Out of Bounds v.34(1)

(Spring 2017) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features a letter to the editor regarding testing and treatment for Hepatitis C, extensive information on private prisons, an interview with a former prisoner about his experiences... Read More