The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

374 results for ‘Views on Incarceration’ found

This issue opens with an article pressing for parole in Canada and pointing to its possible benefits.  There is a detailed article comparing Canada and Sweden’s penal systems, and another describing... Read More

This issue contains a number of articles discussing the various factors leading to criminality and the realities of incarceration for prisoners.  The Second Annual Field Day is covered along with a lengthy... Read More

This issue showcases articles which advocate for prisoners’ psychological and physical health. Specifically, a former prisoner pens his views opposing the judicial review of life sentences... Read More

This issue highlights Cambridge University’s D.J. West’s critique on methods used by Mission’s treatment program for sexual offenders. This article cites excerpts from West’s findings... Read More

This issue opens with a tribute to King George VI who passed away on February 6, 1952.  The editorial calls for widespread reform to the criminal code, the introduction of a parole system, and more equality... Read More

This Christmas issue concentrates on juvenile crime and young offenders.  Of interest is the story of a young woman who befriends her 16-year-old attacker during his imprisonment.  The realities of freedom... Read More

This issue celebrates Prisoner Justice Day with several human rights pieces covering both problems and solutions. A sample of these topics include Kingston Penitentiary’s first female warden in 1967,... Read More

This issue presents two articles which explore international incarceration. Both pieces look at elements of trust between inmates and staff and positive effects of family visits in comparison to North... Read More

This issue provides details regarding Netherland’s new experimental rehabilitation program for serious offenders and Mexico’s new prison devoid of bars and locks.  There is a lengthy article on the... Read More

This year-end issue presents a great variety of topics. Highlights center on the Solicitor General’s leadership initiatives and priorities such as mandatory supervision, Inmate Employment Program... Read More

This New Year’s issue features an article on the controversial practice of capital punishment and its debateable effectiveness as a deterrent. Other articles discuss issues with employment for ex-convicts... Read More

This anniversary edition of the C.B. Diamond includes a number of articles on vocational training and employment after incarceration.  An in-depth article detailing the benefits of joining Canada’s... Read More

This issue features two articles on employment after prison with a focus on the employers and the reasons for hiring ex-convicts.  Also of interest is a piece on youthful offenders gaining criminal knowledge... Read More

In this issue one will find articles praising the work of prison chaplains, the value of rehabilitation versus punishment, and the pitfalls of defending oneself in court.  There are also articles regarding... Read More

This issue features several articles regarding the realities of life in prison, society’s view of criminals, and the difficulties prisoners face on the outside upon their release.  Also discussed are... Read More