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Over the Wall Issue 2

(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(December 1962) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

Included in this issue is an announcement of the new Minister of Justice, pieces about loneliness, and the importance of “little things” to prisoners, and what parole can mean for a paroled... Read More

The Mountain Echo

(July 1994) released from Mountain Institution

This issue contains commentaries on risk-taking, a book about adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, a counselling program being offered by the Residential Historical Abuse Program for victims of sexual... Read More

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

This issue contains a commentary on how crime is good for the economy, the Conservative policy of getting “tough on crime”, a long piece on dying in prison, a commentary on food in prison,... Read More

This issue contains articles on the abnormal environment of prison, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Also included are pieces on custom motorcycles and motorcycle... Read More

This Christmas issue addresses unemployment in the prison, and also includes an editorial on carceral issues at Collin’s Bay, a large piece on the benefits of yoga, an article on juvenile delinquency,... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

Out of Bounds v31(4)

(Winter 2014) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains part two of a three-part piece written by Professor Melissa Munn PhD on the subject of staying out of prison, part two on the subject of adjusting to life immediately after release.... Read More

The Drum

(January 2009) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue includes library options, nutritional information on regular prison meals, how to monetize a blog, and the importance of effective writing. Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

K.P. Telescope

(September 1952) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This second anniversary issue includes a critical analysis of the Habitual Criminal Act, a guest editorial by past president of the Canadian Penal Association J. Alex Edmison, and an article on corporal... Read More

The Gabber Express

(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... Read More

Out of Bounds V30(1)

(Spring 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains a large piece on the education and empowerment of prisoners, a commentary on the challenge of leaving prison and recidivism, an editorial on the Ashley Smith inquest, and an in-depth... Read More

The editors of this edition speak about the uncertainties around the closure of the Prison for Women. Also covered in this newsletter is the issue of clemency for battered women who are now in prison,... Read More

Tarpaper – December 1973

(December 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a lengthy article on the expansion of psychiatric prisons. Also included is a piece about prisoners’ wives establishing a new group to campaign for services, and a prisoner profile.... Read More