The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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SUMMARY: This newsletter discusses issues of overcrowding, the upcoming Christmas social, sports predictions, and church news. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko  Read More

SUMMARY: This issue features encouragement to share the newsletter with others, treating those living with AIDS in a compassionate way, how religion helped one prisoner overcome addiction, and upcoming... 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

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the Canadian justice system budget, sports at Collins Bay, and the importance of prisoners being able to exercise. Additionally, the consequences for CSC should Quebec separate... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition of Inside the Bay discusses prisoners dying while incarcerated and the significance of Prisoners’ Justice Day. Additionally, the tension in the multicultural prison population,... Read More

Tocsin – Fall 1988

(Fall 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the subculture of prison poetry, a realistic view of parole, and the legality around providing counsel for hearings in Disciplinary Court. KEYWORDS: Brentwood Recovery Program,... Read More

Tocsin – Nov/Dec 1980

(Nov/Dec 1980) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter discusses Canada’s lengthy prison sentences, the high cost of prisons, a recap from a meeting with the National Parole Board, the impact of captivity on the mind, a call to abolish... 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

Odyssey v1(11)

(1981) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a response to a judge’s perception of court, a rebuttal to an interview portraying Canadian prisons as progressive, the repercussions of special handling units, issues... Read More

Odyssey v1(10)

(1981) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a memorial of a former prisoner written in part by Claire Culhane, a large amount of poetry, an article on prison culture and a case for prison abolition, updates regarding... Read More

Odyssey v1(9)

(1980) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial rejecting the new visitation program, the warden’s cancellation of prison socials, issues with mandatory supervision, information on corporate crime, a look... Read More