The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

139 results for ‘Parole/Mandatory Release’ found

Tarpaper – October 1973

(October 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses how some prisoners can end up serving longer sentences then originally planned, and also contains a piece explaining temporary parole. Also included is an article about prisoners taking... Read More

This C.B. Diamond announces that it is a focussed attempt at a humorous issue, but includes many serious articles as well. This issue contains pieces regarding unemployment insurance for released prisoners,... Read More

This issue discusses the need for personal interviews in Parole Board dealings with prisoners, urges an end to discrimination particularly based on skin colour and religious beliefs, and draws a correlation... 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

Tarpaper

(June 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with a transcript of the Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner of Communications, John Braithwaite’s, speech from the March 1980 conference on “Managing the Criminal Justice... 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

This issue contains an article on Bill C-67 that is later presented as a brief to the Canadian Sentencing Commission, on behalf of the John Howard Society. Contact football is introduced as a league for... 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

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

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