The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

139 results for ‘Parole/Mandatory Release’ found

Avatar – February 1975

(February 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains one interview with the new Social & Culture Development Officer, and one about the Canadian Youth Research Project. There are articles about the law as it pertains to prisoners,... Read More

Avatar – January 1975

(January 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial about Supreme Court decisions regarding parole revocation and statutory remission, an article about the “prison problem” being neglected and the need for reform,... Read More

Odyssey v1(9)

(1980) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial rejecting the new visitation program, the warden’s cancellation of prison socials, issues with mandatory supervision, information on corporate crime, a look... Read More

This issue highlights a motion introduced in Parliament to abolish capital punishment completely and replace it with a mandatory 25-year sentence before parole. Also included is an article on fewer prisoners... Read More

Cemetery Road – August 1985

(August 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1974

(October 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue of Tarpaper includes articles on the social problem of drug addiction, a prisoner’s wife’s experience with social imprisonment, and the Divine Light Mission. Also included is a piece... Read More

Kent Times v1(5)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes letters from Claire Culhane, suggested changes to parole procedures, thoughts on violent children’s toys, Vietnam War veterans in Canada, how art and history are interconnected,... Read More

Kent Times v1(4)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes opinions on the death penalty and its alternatives, interviews with prisoners serving life sentences, updates on an upcoming boxing event, reprints on the death penalty, and... Read More

Kent Times v1(1)

(1986) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, messages from Claire Culhane, the implications of new legislation regarding parole, the request that prison administrators understand... Read More

This issue deals with the issue of prisons conditioning prisoners with drugs, behaviour modification, and control. Also included are articles addressing the problem of suicide in prison, the challenge... Read More

This issue includes an editorial about problems with mandatory supervision, and articles regarding “justified” homicide and lack of empathy for a dying prisoner. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood,... Read More

Tocsin

(1981) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This edition focuses on the John Howard Society (JHS) of Kingston including its withdrawal from parole supervision and efforts to abolish mandatory supervision because of an increasing emphasis... Read More

This issue contains yearly Jaycee reports, a commentary on the chief of police calling for capital punishment, and support for the Canadian Association of Social Workers in curtailing corporal punishment... Read More

The Echo – June/July 1974

(June/July 1974) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue includes a question and answer piece on Jaycee involvement in prisons, an activity report from the Community Development Committee, and a piece about the presence of the Parole Board. KEYWORDS:... Read More

This issue highlights the Halifax parole office, including in-depth interviews with its workers. Also included is a long article about a proposed marijuana bill, pieces on how the Jaycee Unit and the “Let’s... Read More