The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

198 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

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

The Gabber Express

(August 2018) released from Matsqui Institution

Issue focussed on Prisoners’ Justice Day.  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

C.B. Diamond

(December 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of the C.B. Diamond includes a guest editorial about why one should write for the Penal Press. Also included is an address delivered at the Annual Conference of the International Prisoners’... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(Summer 1964) released from Collins Bay Institution

Included in this issue are articles regarding the expected closure of Kingston Penitentiary, the possibility of another future prison for women, opinion pieces on anti-smoking and what makes a criminal,... Read More

Avatar – Jul/Aug 1977

(Jul/Aug 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

This significant issue of Avatar includes a 37-page response of the Solicitor General to the parliamentary sub-committee report on the penitentiary system in Canada. This issue also includes the Inmate... Read More

Bath Times

(October 1992) released from Bath Institution

This issue contains information about the Bath Institution Terry Fox Run, answers to prisoner questions by the Assistant Commissioner of Penitentiaries, John Rama, a piece on a prisoner trip to the Whig... Read More

Out of Bounds v33(3)

(September 2016) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes articles on the Liberal government’s bills regarding criminal law, demands sent to the Liberal Government regarding prison reforms, and struggles with parole officers (including... Read More

Transition

(April 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

Included in this issue are articles about prisoner wages, how to utilize time in prison, segregation, and sportsmanship. Also included are sections on sports, books, and jokes. Keywords: Reform Program Coded... Read More

K.P. Telescope

(November 1956) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue includes an editorial on “humane” capital punishment, a case for probation in Canada, a look inside Kingston Prison, and a piece on repairing toys in prison. Also included are articles... Read More

Out Of Bounds V28(4)

(Winter 2011) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... Read More

The Communicator

(Fall 1997) released from Springhill Institution

This issue includes a piece about the new Warden, notes from the Inmate Committee and Warden’s meeting, and a report from the women’s unit. Also included are articles on tutoring, the right... Read More

Out Of Bounds v26(2)

(Summer 2009) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains many letters to the editor, an editorial on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a piece on being tired of jail and the ways to work on getting out and staying out, and a prisoner’s... Read More