The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Out Of Bounds V.28(1)

(Spring 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment... Read More

Out of Bounds V28(2)

(Summer 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the abolition of accelerated parole review, this issue contains articles about a riot at British Columbia Penitentiary in 1977, keeping one’s identity in prison, and causes... Read More

Shipshape

(January 1998) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue of the “Maritimers Group Annual Newsletter” includes updates on meetings, family socials, committees and groups, and charitable projects. Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Peer Health Newsletter

(December 2005) released from Fenbrook Institution

This newsletter contains mainly entertainment pieces, a sports section, and information about guest speakers, family socials, and other events. Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Catch 22

(November 7-13) released from Matsqui Institution

This short issue contains a calendar of upcoming events, updates on prison events and committees, information on the prison Christmas social, and information and rules regarding the upcoming prison open... Read More

K.P. Telescope

(February 1959) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue contains an article about the critiques of the Habitual Criminal Act, a piece on rehabilitation by Dorothy W. Scheer (Queen of the Penal Press), an article about Christmas release by a British... Read More

This issue contains pieces on penal reform and rehabilitation, including an editorial on why penal reform is necessary, articles on proposed prison reforms, what prisoners would change within the prison... Read More

As well as the usual personal letters and poetry, this issue includes editorials on what Alcoholics Anonymous is for and why it needs to be in prisons, and an article reprinted from The Province about... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the prison visiting facilities, an open letter from the prisoner committee, and a piece on The Fraternity, a halfway house in Sudbury. Also included... Read More

Avatar – May 1976

(May 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses problems such as how many people are in prison for small crimes, issues in Belfast, prisoners discussing the Peace and Security Bill, and opinions on replacing capital punishment with... Read More

In this issue, the prison writers consider the forthcoming shift from the Ticket-of-Leave Act to a new parole system. The wife of a convict writes  about her experiences and the struggles she faces because... 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

Tele-Scope

(January 1953) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This first issue of 1953 features articles on capital punishment, that the perils of eye-witness testimony, the problems of incarcerating youth with adults and how AA can be useful after prison.  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 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