The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Tarpaper – July 1973

(July 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue has a focus on parole, including an editorial on flaws in the system, a letter from the National Parole Board with parole statistics, recidivist statistics for Canadian prisons, and a... Read More

This issue contains a satirical editorial on the killing and eating of drug addicts, a profile of the engineering shop, an article on classification and lifting the bar of discrimination against former... Read More

Out Of Bounds V19(2)

(Summer 2002) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains articles about release, what prison is like, the history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and an obituary for the late Ruth Morris – founder of the international prison abolitionist... Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(August-September 1958) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

This issue contains an editorial about the Minister of Justice, a piece on rehabilitation through orientation, and a section on reading in prison. Also included are pieces on visiting privileges, drawing... Read More

Out of Bounds V30(4)

(December 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on diet and Buddhism, articles on strengthening your back, global warming, the need for accountability of prison administrations and the aims of the Prisoner Action Coalition,... Read More

The Communicator

(December 1997) released from Springhill Institution

Included in this issue is a critique of the prison’s food quality, articles on the right to vote, requests to the new Commissioner of Corrections, fraudulent abuse compensation claims, and statistics... Read More

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 of C.B. Diamond includes an article written by Erle Stanley Gardner in support of the penal press. The issue also contains pieces regarding reforming the prisoner rather than the prison, the... Read More

This issue of the C.B. Diamond contains articles regarding the benefits of vocational training and Alcoholics Anonymous, the experience of “Lights Out” for prisoners, and the price of freedom,... Read More

This issue includes articles regarding the importance of correspondence to prisoners, whether or not women would marry an ex-prisoner, and a Toronto Globe & Mail piece regarding the need for a public... Read More

This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

This issue includes an editorial celebration of the penal press, a personal account of recidivism, an article focussing on the trials and tribulations of the family members of a prisoner, and a lengthy... 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

This Easter issue includes a few religious pieces, but also contains substantial articles discussing the various vocational training opportunities available to prisoners, the details of a newly established... Read More