The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

This issue of Transition contains an editorial regarding the organization of a prisoners’ trade union, and articles on the contradictions of parole and recidivism, and the penitentiary service finding... Read More

This issue of Advance includes an editorial on how prison conditions have improved since the 1950s and 60s, an interview with the director of the prison, C. W. Chitty, and pieces on traditional First Nations... Read More

Out Of Bounds v.12(4)

(Winter 1995) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the “me first” attitude of prisoners, an article on the cost of prohibiting substances, and pieces on Toastmasters, chiropractic, AA, and William Head’s... Read More

This issue includes an analysis of how people profit from punishment, a piece on the recidivism rates of federal prisoners, including crime and police statistics, an update on the Lifers’ Group,... Read More

Over the Wall Issue 2

(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(December 1962) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

Included in this issue is an announcement of the new Minister of Justice, pieces about loneliness, and the importance of “little things” to prisoners, and what parole can mean for a paroled... Read More