The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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SUMMARY: This issue contains several thank you letters for donations made by prisoners, news of a new chaplain, and a new laundry room. The majority of the content are re-prints on health advice on exercise,... 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

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 V13(6)

(October 1963) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece about a prisoner-led building boom at the prison, this issue includes a prisoner opinion poll on the subject of parole, an editorial on the programs that Kingston needs to make prisoners... Read More

A prisoner who has had his religious rights denied writes in protest. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail is printed in regards to prisoners’ rights in disciplinary hearings. Another submission reflects... 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

SUMMARY: This issue contains an article detailing a lack of integrity among Case Management Teams, an interview with the deputy warden, and how prison shapes parenthood. Also included is a reprint on longer... 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

This issue contains copies of government documentation concerning amendments to the Parole Act, Penitentiary Act, and Prisons and Reformatories Act. Millhaven’s newly formed chapter of the John Howard... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains a piece on the effects of overcrowding, an article arguing that past trauma does not excuse criminal acts, inflated crime statistics, the visitation process and the effects... Read More

Tarpaper

(April 1978) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue provide instructions for accessing and requesting corrections to federal records with a detailed list of information banks, an in-depth analysis of lie detector tests, a... Read More

Tarpaper – Jan/Feb 1979

(Jan/Feb 1979) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue reports news of a cabinet decision to reclassify Matsqui as maximum security and explores the problem of overcrowding in maximum security institutions in Canada. Articles examine the... Read More

An interview with the local John Howard Society representative, an examination of the history and philosophy of the death penalty, calculations on prisoner pay and budgetting for release, and the challenges... Read More

The Insider – December 1990

(December 1990) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: The issue includes minutes from the Inmate Committee meeting, a recap of a recent information fair, a response to proposed legislative changes, and new programs being offered. Also featured are... Read More

This issue is a milestone of five years of continuous publication, and reprints some articles from previous issues.  Subjects of articles reprinted include the Prisoners’ Rights Group, war on drugs,... Read More