The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

280 results for ‘Prisoner Struggles’ found

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

This issue has an article reviewing the past year in Millhaven Institute; it addresses the food, recreation, and relationships with the guards. Another article addresses depleted donations, funds, and... Read More

The majority of this issue is made up of Jaycee items, as the penitentiary unit is made an official member, including an outline of what a Jaycee is and why one should become a Jaycee. Also included are... Read More

This issue addresses the need for a halfway house in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and discusses ideas put to the administration regarding photographs of inmates for families and selling hobby... Read More

Avatar – February 1976

(February 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about the Millhaven tear-gassing, recommendations by the John Howard Society to change prison segregation punishment, an article about the problem of secrecy in prison,... Read More

Avatar – January

(January 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines the problems of the previous year (1975), and includes articles on the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary, the problems of reform schools in relation to recidivism,... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More