The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

202 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

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

Out of Bounds v32(3)

(September 2015) released from William Head Institution

In addition to an Around The Peninsula section, this edition contains articles on changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, problems with the way security levels are used in Canadian prisons, ... 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

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 – 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 features a few articles about the nature of punishment and how to reduce prison populations.   Key Words: Catholic Rehabilitative Services, National Employment Service  Read More

Tele-Scope v1(6)

(January 1951) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Summary: Among the highlights in this issue are articles discussing how to take university courses, the introduction of legal aid in Ontario, and the arrival of an x-ray machine at the penitentiary. Authors... Read More

Transition v1(1)

(March 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This is the first issue of the publication. The editors discuss penal reform, the influence of the media on criminal trials, and a great deal about the sports occurring within the prison. Keywords: Red... 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 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 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