The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

139 results for ‘Parole/Mandatory Release’ found

Tarpaper – February 1973

(February 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue includes a lengthy article on prison reform, a reprint of the Model Sentencing Act, and prisoner response to the administration’s report on discipline. This issue also addresses... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 1983) released from William Head Institution

Articles include an editorial on prison overcrowding and the economics of imprisonment, prisons in developing countries, and the Ont. Supreme Court ruling that “gating” (revoking parole on... Read More

Out Of Bounds

(July 1983) released from William Head Institution

Prison statistics, gating (revocation of mandatory supervision by the National Parole Board on the release date), and the valedictorian address from a prisoner who completed a BA (UVic) includes analyses... Read More

NOTE: Quality of original very poor. This issue describes the Inmate Committee, and includes an interview with the Superintendent of the Prison for Women, C.A.M. Edwards, regarding mandatory group therapy.... Read More

Out of Bounds

(June 30 1981) released from William Head Institution

Discussion of issues surrounding punitive/rehabilitative goals, parole, programs, criminal code changes, and problems related to the damage done by prisoners at Matsqui, Kent, and Elbow Lake institutions... Read More

Out of Bounds

(February 27 1981) released from William Head Institution

A letter from Claire Culhane to the Prisoners’ Rights Group of Burnaby touches on topics including prisoner illiteracy, prisons as punishment vs rehabilitation, and fighting violence in Canada.  Also... Read More

Highwitness News

(August 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

A satirical article provides dialogue for various political figures on trial for their recent acts, while another prisoner’s submission compares democracy to slavery. A prisoner responds to public opinion... Read More

The issue begins with an editorial speaking of the recently passed Prisoner Justice Day, highlighting the unjust treatment of prisoners across Canada. The editorial raised concerns with Canada’s liberal... Read More

Tightwire

(May-August 1978) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the influx of prisoners applying to see their files under the Canadian Human Rights Act, the history and public misunderstanding of the Doukhobors, the improvements to Millhaven’s... Read More

      KEYWORDS:  convict wages, drug testing, behaviour alteration programs, Bill C-31, prison over-crowding conference  Read More

Included in this issue are articles addressing the problem of staff playing “head games” with prisoners and highlighting a “coed” prison in the United States. Also included are... Read More

Tarpaper – March 1974

(March 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes pieces on community connection improvement, meditation, and a prisoner profile. There is also an article reprinted from the Globe and Mail denouncing plea bargaining. KEYWORDS:  plea... Read More

Tarpaper – April 1974

(April 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a long piece examining what prison is for, an article about what it means to be a well-adjusted person, a piece on prisoners building planes for the Air Cadet League of Canada, and... Read More

Tarpaper – November 1973

(November 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses problems with parole, Solicitor General staff changes, the futility of sending drug addicts to prison, and prison terms for the impoverished. Also included is the discussion of a report... Read More

Tarpaper – July 1972

(July 1972) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes opinions on recidivism and how prison and punishment needs to change, and an article on “model” prisons in Washington State. Also included are excerpts from the Standing... Read More