The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

216 results for ‘Parole-Conditional Release’ found

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 issue includes an editorial celebration of the penal press, a personal account of recidivism, an article focussing on the trials and tribulations of the family members of a prisoner, and a lengthy... 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

In this issue, prisoners advocate for a Board of Review for long sentence, consider whether crime pays, discuss sports and entertainment in prison, struggles encountered upon release and possible changes... 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

Articles in this issue focus on matters surrounding imprisonment such as habeas corpus and Bill C-67. A letter reports the suicide of a recently released prisoner; the writer uses the situation to address... 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

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the recommendations for a new parole system, opinions on mandatory supervision, and a prisoner request for a prison safety committee. Coded by: Kate... 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 – July 1975

(July 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue explores the reasons behind rising rates of violence and amendments to the Criminal Code. Also included is a piece on building more prisons in Kingston, and an article about allowing prisoners... 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 – April 1975

(April 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains a piece on a Progressive Conservative MP looking to bring back Capital Punishment and issues with RCMP, and a discussion with Solicitor General Warren Allmand about future reforms to... Read More