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Advance – Spring 1971

(Spring 1971) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue features several articles involving community in-reach and also highlights Break Through, a publication put out by ex-convicts in the Hamilton area.  Other articles discuss the impact of incarceration... Read More

This edition starts with responses to a letter to the Edmonton Journal which claims that prisoners “have it easy”.  Another piece written by a law professor at the University of Alberta spells... Read More

Tarpaper

(1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This winter edition provides a brief history of Christmas traditions, a letter to the editor (and a response) that discusses conditions at Matsqui Prison. Other pages are dedicated to discussions of opiate... Read More

This issue opens with an editorial regarding the concerns of employing female Living Unit Officers in men’s prisons.  There is a lengthy article announcing the retirement of parliamentarian Stanley... Read More

This issue includes a re-print of  Ben Bagdikian’s essay about prison use titled “Who Killed George Washington”.  Another piece provides a glimpse into one prisoner’s first four... Read More

This issue’s feature article discusses the prison management of sex offenders including living arrangements, anonymity, specialized programs and statements from Deputy Warden Sandra Burton regarding... Read More

This short issue features an eclectic mix of topics. In one article, a prisoner  recommends effective methods to interact with Corrections Canada through communication, personal management and introspection... Read More

This issue focuses heavily on mandatory supervision and parole, as well as the controversial practice of double-bunking due to the unexpected swell in the prison population.  This issue also features... Read More

This edition features an open letter to the Commisioner of  CSC detailing one prisoner’s claims of abuse at Bowden Institution. The legality of the Psychopathy Checklist (Revised) being conducted... Read More

This issue contains an in-depth article on the rehabilitation of violent offenders.  There is a lengthy article regarding the Canadian Constitution followed by the details of the Canadian Charter of Rights... Read More

This special poets’ edition contains a thorough examination of Britain’s experience with bar-less prisons and urges Canada to consider a similar shift to open prisons.  The Inmate-Officer Representative... Read More

Two articles here, each embodying aspects of justice, crime and criminality. The first article discusses Rene Girard’s theory of scapegoating. In the second article, printed from Simon Fraser’s Alumni... Read More

This issue features two articles. First,  Dr. Robert Hare presents his views on psychopathy and the Psychopathy Checklist. Second, a prisoner asserts his views on the conflict between Bill C-36, Correctional... Read More

This issue contains several references to World War II, in particular an article citing the absence of mothers and fathers (due to the war) as a factor contributing to the large number of youthful offenders. ... Read More

This issue presents the National Parole Board’s Mission Statement, its core values and the guiding principles which form the NPB’s constitution. It also explores physiological differences... Read More