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Out of Bounds V30(1)

(Spring 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains a large piece on the education and empowerment of prisoners, a commentary on the challenge of leaving prison and recidivism, an editorial on the Ashley Smith inquest, and an in-depth... Read More

Out of Bounds v32(3)

(September 2015) released from William Head Institution

In addition to an Around The Peninsula section, this edition contains articles on changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, problems with the way security levels are used in Canadian prisons, ... Read More

In this issue, the prison writers consider the forthcoming shift from the Ticket-of-Leave Act to a new parole system. The wife of a convict writes  about her experiences and the struggles she faces because... Read More

A prisoner who has had his religious rights denied writes in protest. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail is printed in regards to prisoners’ rights in disciplinary hearings. Another submission reflects... Read More

The editors of this edition speak about the uncertainties around the closure of the Prison for Women. Also covered in this newsletter is the issue of clemency for battered women who are now in prison,... Read More

Tarpaper – December 1973

(December 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a lengthy article on the expansion of psychiatric prisons. Also included is a piece about prisoners’ wives establishing a new group to campaign for services, and a prisoner profile.... Read More

Tarpaper – July 1973

(July 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue has a focus on parole, including an editorial on flaws in the system, a letter from the National Parole Board with parole statistics, recidivist statistics for Canadian prisons, and a... 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

Mountain Echoes V1(4)

(December 1951) released from Manitoba Penitentiary

feature article in this issue talks about the challenges faced after release.  Other pieces focus on Christmas on the inside and outside of prison.  Read More

Transition v1(1)

(March 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This is the first issue of the publication. The editors discuss penal reform, the influence of the media on criminal trials, and a great deal about the sports occurring within the prison. Keywords: Red... Read More

Out Of Bounds V19(2)

(Summer 2002) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains articles about release, what prison is like, the history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and an obituary for the late Ruth Morris – founder of the international prison abolitionist... Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(August-September 1958) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

This issue contains an editorial about the Minister of Justice, a piece on rehabilitation through orientation, and a section on reading in prison. Also included are pieces on visiting privileges, drawing... Read More

Out of Bounds V30(4)

(December 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on diet and Buddhism, articles on strengthening your back, global warming, the need for accountability of prison administrations and the aims of the Prisoner Action Coalition,... Read More

The Communicator

(December 1997) released from Springhill Institution

Included in this issue is a critique of the prison’s food quality, articles on the right to vote, requests to the new Commissioner of Corrections, fraudulent abuse compensation claims, and statistics... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1973

(October 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses how some prisoners can end up serving longer sentences then originally planned, and also contains a piece explaining temporary parole. Also included is an article about prisoners taking... Read More