The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This edition discusses the ban on smoking in federal institutions (including a report on research done at the Regional Health Centre in Abbotsford) and  sentencing reforms in the Criminal Code of Canada.... Read More

This issue opens with an article pressing for parole in Canada and pointing to its possible benefits.  There is a detailed article comparing Canada and Sweden’s penal systems, and another describing... Read More

This issue features two articles on employment after prison with a focus on the employers and the reasons for hiring ex-convicts.  Also of interest is a piece on youthful offenders gaining criminal knowledge... Read More

This newsletter deals with the issue of mandatory supervision and bill C-67. Also focused on is the creation of a young offenders program and the already existing “HELP” program. KEYWORDS:... Read More

This issue tends to focus on post-carceral issues, specifically in relation to rehabilitation, or the lack thereof, and recidivism.  Also of interest is an article discussing the media’s propensity... Read More

In this issue you will find extensive policy material within Correctional Services Canada with specific cases cited: a sample of a grievance upheld and several items referencing the Canadian Charter of... Read More

Parole and conditional release are central to this issue, including the governor general’s press conference introducing the Conditional Release Bill. Also of interest, an biographical write-up celebrating... Read More

This publication discusses the new drug fentanyl, the “wave of the future” as it first appears on the streets of Los Angeles and is used in the manufacture of illegal drugs. As well... Read More

In this issue you can read a piece on caring by prisoner advocate Claire Culhane, a prisoner’s view on sentencing and legislation, and a two-page article entitled “The History of Crime and Punishment”.  Of... Read More

Featured here is a collection of press articles detailing prisoner successes and struggles, both nationally and internationally. Also offered are specific cases regarding prisoner advocacy, an article... Read More

In this issue is a memorial in honour of a prisoner who took his life at Mission Institution. This issue also has an editorial which compares Canada’s position on peace and freedom to other... Read More

Here you will read about the first successful prisoner appeal of Bill C67, and a debate on Canada’s new correctional policy: employment of female prison guards. As well, detailed here are several... Read More

Pendulum

(1986) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue discusses the proposal of a new prison and the consequences of its remote location.  The A.A. Group and the Joyceville Chapter of the John Howard Society both have articles about their organizations. ... Read More

Pendulum

(1981) released from Joyceville Institution

In this issue one will find information regarding the Inmate Handbook, the Inmate Trust Fund, and transportation services to and from the prison for prisoners’ families.  There is also an article discussing... Read More

Pendulum

(1981) released from Joyceville Institution

In this edition the focus is on mandatory supervision and parole.  There are also articles discussing human rights issues regarding mandatory supervision and parole.  There is a two-page column in French for... Read More