The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

220 results for ‘Mental Health’ found

This issue of the C.B. Diamond contains articles regarding the benefits of vocational training and Alcoholics Anonymous, the experience of “Lights Out” for prisoners, and the price of freedom,... Read More

This issue includes articles regarding the importance of correspondence to prisoners, whether or not women would marry an ex-prisoner, and a Toronto Globe & Mail piece regarding the need for a public... Read More

This issue discusses the need for personal interviews in Parole Board dealings with prisoners, urges an end to discrimination particularly based on skin colour and religious beliefs, and draws a correlation... Read More

This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

This Christmas issue of the C.B. Diamond includes articles on several topics including the effectiveness of prison journalism and the importance of prison editors, beliefs about punishment and human behaviour,... Read More

This Christmas issue includes editorials, stories, and poetry inspired by the season. There are also articles regarding the negative effects of rumours on prisoners, especially when related to statutory... Read More

This issue includes information on the Custody Rating Scale as it is used to determine security levels, an opinion on prisons (written for Prisoner Justice Day), tips on staying connected to children while... Read More

Prisoner’s Justice Day is celebrated in this issue through the use of printed letters from prisoners. This issue also addresses the proposed change to pardons in the Criminal Records Act, and another... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More

Avatar – September 1975

(September 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses the issues surrounding telling the truth in legal situations, including discussion of truth serums and polygraph testing. Also discussed are “privileges” in prison, the... Read More

Avatar – June 1975

(June - 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar addresses the economic reasons behind people being in favour of capital punishment and also justice for rich versus poor. There is an article reprinted from the Toronto Star on the... Read More

Avatar- May 1975

(May 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains articles about legal issues in relation to parole, the challenges prisoners face in accessing their own files, and easing of marijuana penalties. Also included is a piece in which the... Read More

Avatar – January 1975

(January 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial about Supreme Court decisions regarding parole revocation and statutory remission, an article about the “prison problem” being neglected and the need for reform,... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1974

(October 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue of Tarpaper includes articles on the social problem of drug addiction, a prisoner’s wife’s experience with social imprisonment, and the Divine Light Mission. Also included is a piece... Read More

This issue deals with the issue of prisons conditioning prisoners with drugs, behaviour modification, and control. Also included are articles addressing the problem of suicide in prison, the challenge... Read More