The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

318 results for ‘Views on Incarceration’ found

KP Telescope v2(15)

(October 1951) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on whether or not prisoners are being “coddled”, justice, and how outsiders view the prison environment. Also included are sections on vocational training, a field... Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(October-December 1958) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

This Christmas issue of the Pen-O-Rama contains a number of prison-themed short fiction pieces, commentaries on Christmas in prison, an article on drawing and painting with oils, a section on playing chess,... Read More

The Frontenac Forum

(March 2005) released from Frontenac Institution

This issue includes a piece on Lent and Easter, a commentary on population increase, and a piece on older prisoners dying in prison. Keywords: John Howard Society, CSC, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Off The Wall

(May 1988) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on the possible implementation of a Unit Management system, parole decisions, and one former prisoner’s discussion on how the penal system fails to rehabilitate prisoners.... Read More

Westmorland Whistle

(October 1993) released from Westmorland Institution

This issue contains an editorial about the importance of truth, articles on the elimination of the prisoner vote, the focus of American television on violent crime stories, and plans for where to house... Read More

The Prison Review

(June 1982) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue includes pieces on prisoner rights, Prisoners’ Justice Day, guard problems at Millhaven, humour pieces, and poetry. Keywords: The Canadian Rights and Liberties Federation, Federal Human... Read More

This issue contains articles on HIV/AIDS, politics, and power as a form of violence. Also included are short fiction pieces and poetry. Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

K.P. Telescope

(November 1956) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue includes an editorial on “humane” capital punishment, a case for probation in Canada, a look inside Kingston Prison, and a piece on repairing toys in prison. Also included are articles... Read More

K.P. Telescope

(February 1959) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue contains an article about the critiques of the Habitual Criminal Act, a piece on rehabilitation by Dorothy W. Scheer (Queen of the Penal Press), an article about Christmas release by a British... Read More

Out Of Bounds V28(4)

(Winter 2011) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... Read More

Talk On The Farm

(October 1996) released from Westmorland Institution

This issue contains an opinion piece on prisoners owning personal computers, a letter regarding the National Parole Board wanting to hear admissions of guilt before granting parole, coverage of sports,... Read More

The Communicator

(Fall 1997) released from Springhill Institution

This issue includes a piece about the new Warden, notes from the Inmate Committee and Warden’s meeting, and a report from the women’s unit. Also included are articles on tutoring, the right... Read More

Out Of Bounds v26(2)

(Summer 2009) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains many letters to the editor, an editorial on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a piece on being tired of jail and the ways to work on getting out and staying out, and a prisoner’s... Read More

This issue contains articles on rehabilitation and education centres for First Nations and Métis, and the consequences of cultural loss. Also addressed is the need for prisoner education, the idea for... Read More

This issue contains pieces on penal reform and rehabilitation, including an editorial on why penal reform is necessary, articles on proposed prison reforms, what prisoners would change within the prison... Read More