The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue includes commentaries on the treatment and adaptability of Indigenous peoples, perceptions of the world, the differences between generations, a reflection on fishing and how being in prison... Read More

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

This issue contains a commentary on how crime is good for the economy, the Conservative policy of getting “tough on crime”, a long piece on dying in prison, a commentary on food in prison,... Read More

This issue contains articles on the abnormal environment of prison, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Also included are pieces on custom motorcycles and motorcycle... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

Out of Bounds v31(4)

(Winter 2014) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains part two of a three-part piece written by Professor Melissa Munn PhD on the subject of staying out of prison, part two on the subject of adjusting to life immediately after release.... Read More

The Drum

(January 2009) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue includes library options, nutritional information on regular prison meals, how to monetize a blog, and the importance of effective writing. Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

K.P. Telescope

(September 1952) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This second anniversary issue includes a critical analysis of the Habitual Criminal Act, a guest editorial by past president of the Canadian Penal Association J. Alex Edmison, and an article on corporal... Read More

The Gabber Express

(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... Read More

Doin’ Time Review

(September 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

This short issue contains sports statistics, entertainment options, poetry, and information on life skills classes and the Native Brotherhood social. Keywords: Indian Day Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

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

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

This issue contains a satirical editorial on the killing and eating of drug addicts, a profile of the engineering shop, an article on classification and lifting the bar of discrimination against former... 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