The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

300 results for ‘Prisoner Struggles’ found

Tarpaper

(February 1978) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with an exploration of the roots and contemporary features of “convict poetry”, identifying how imprisonment can amplify or awaken a need for free expression. Articles critique... Read More

New Dimensions – May 1978

(May 1978) released from Oakalla Prison

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... Read More

Odyssey

(1978) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue emphasizes the need for increased citizen awareness of, and involvement in, the penal system. Articles call for the implementation of a Bill of Rights for Prisoners, improved medical... 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

Out of Bounds v.35(1)

(Summer 2018) released from William Head Institution

This issue discusses prisoner rehabilitation and access to constructive activities such as the prospective return of prison farms and the limited access prisoners have to current technology.  Some information... Read More

The Gabber Express

(August 2018) released from Matsqui Institution

Issue focussed on Prisoners’ Justice Day.  Read More

Tocsin

(May/Jun 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece on the “Taking Responsibility” report from The House of Commons Standing Committee of Justice and the Solicitor General, the issue includes a critique of Corrections... Read More

Tocsin

(Mar/Apr 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece critiquing life sentences, this issue includes articles on whether youth sentences should be longer for those who commit “serious” crimes, and the costs of prisoners... Read More

Tocsin

(January 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a list of the aims and objectives of the Collins’ Bay chapter of the John Howard Society and a list of programs offered by same, this issue includes a report from the Inmate Committee,... Read More

Transition

(April 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

In addition to an editorial on a new prison wage scale, this issue contains pieces on the importance of hobbies and sportsmanship, the importance of segregation, and book reviews. Also included are sports... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(July 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an editorial and an opinion piece on the passage in Parliament of Bills C-67 and C-68, this paper includes questions and answers on credit cards, interviews with the prison’s interim... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(May 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an interview with the Superintendent, this issue includes many group updates from various aspects of prison life, two prisoner profiles, reports from the dairy and beef barns, and details... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(August 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

Beginning with an editorial on case management, this issue includes pieces on what a prisoner should take when they leave prison, information on life skills and job seeking, and an interview with the Co-ordinator... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(June 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an interview with the Coordinator of Education and Employment, this issue includes a piece on Parole in Canada, and various physical health items. Also included is sports coverage, humor,... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(Mar/Apr 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the election of the 24th Parliament, this issue includes questions and answers about parole, and pieces on juvenile delinquency, the importance of “admitting”... Read More