The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

239 results for ‘Mental Health’ found

New Dimensions – May 1978

(May 1978) released from Oakalla Prison

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... Read More

Odyssey

(1978) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue emphasizes the need for increased citizen awareness of, and involvement in, the penal system. Articles call for the implementation of a Bill of Rights for Prisoners, improved medical... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue presents statistics on the portion of the Canadian Correctional Service budget allocated to correctional programs and the effectiveness of such programs, as well as prison capacity,... Read More

Tightwire V22(4)

(Winter 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Christmas in prison, the suicide of a prisoner in the segregation unit of P4W, and the poor living conditions at P4W. Articles address the health implications of smoking and... Read More

Out of Bounds v.35(1)

(Summer 2018) released from William Head Institution

This issue discusses prisoner rehabilitation and access to constructive activities such as the prospective return of prison farms and the limited access prisoners have to current technology.  Some information... Read More

Tocsin

(Mar/Apr 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece critiquing life sentences, this issue includes articles on whether youth sentences should be longer for those who commit “serious” crimes, and the costs of prisoners... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(July 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an editorial and an opinion piece on the passage in Parliament of Bills C-67 and C-68, this paper includes questions and answers on credit cards, interviews with the prison’s interim... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(May 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an interview with the Superintendent, this issue includes many group updates from various aspects of prison life, two prisoner profiles, reports from the dairy and beef barns, and details... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(Mar/Apr 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the election of the 24th Parliament, this issue includes questions and answers about parole, and pieces on juvenile delinquency, the importance of “admitting”... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(February 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

Beginning with the excellent editorial “I Am the Penal Press”, this issue includes guest editorials on the subject of prisoner motives and being viewed as society’s “rejects”,... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(December 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of the C.B. Diamond includes a guest editorial about why one should write for the Penal Press. Also included is an address delivered at the Annual Conference of the International Prisoners’... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(November 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the importance of the penal press, this issue includes pieces on the Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign, a prisoner’s experience of serving multiple sentences,... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the establishment of a Prisoner Information Service, this issue contains pieces on the 3rd Annual Exceptional People’s Olympiad, crises in Canadian prisons, and conjugal... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an piece on the Solitary Confinement Abolition Project, this issue contains an opinion piece on justice, views on prison homosexuality, and a critique of opinions on prison employment. Also... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to reviews and recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee’, this issue contains pieces on the Exceptional People’s Olympiad, the electric chair, and information about the... Read More