The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

183 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

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 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

In this issue, prisoners advocate for a Board of Review for long sentence, consider whether crime pays, discuss sports and entertainment in prison, struggles encountered upon release and possible changes... Read More

This newsletter is produced by the Native Brotherhood group and focuses on how traditional knowledge helps First Nations people to survive prison and become connected to their cultural practices.  This... Read More

This issue includes information on the Custody Rating Scale as it is used to determine security levels, an opinion on prisons (written for Prisoner Justice Day), tips on staying connected to children while... Read More

Prisoner’s Justice Day is celebrated in this issue through the use of printed letters from prisoners. This issue also addresses the proposed change to pardons in the Criminal Records Act, and another... Read More

This issue contains copies of government documentation concerning amendments to the Parole Act, Penitentiary Act, and Prisons and Reformatories Act. Millhaven’s newly formed chapter of the John Howard... Read More

Avatar – April 1976

(April 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about issues with police, gun control legislation, and Peace & Security Bill. Also included are articles about how justice is applied differently, the possibility of... Read More