The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

201 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

Tightwire

(May-August 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses “ex-offenders” finding employment, the Seven Steps self-help program, Native Studies at P4W, the Charter of Rights, and the P4W group Ten Plus.  The benefit of having... Read More

Tarpaper

(June 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with a transcript of the Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner of Communications, John Braithwaite’s, speech from the March 1980 conference on “Managing the Criminal Justice... 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

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 – 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

Avatar – September 1975

(September 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses the issues surrounding telling the truth in legal situations, including discussion of truth serums and polygraph testing. Also discussed are “privileges” in prison, the... Read More

Avatar – July 1975

(July 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue explores the reasons behind rising rates of violence and amendments to the Criminal Code. Also included is a piece on building more prisons in Kingston, and an article about allowing prisoners... Read More

Avatar – April 1975

(April 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains a piece on a Progressive Conservative MP looking to bring back Capital Punishment and issues with RCMP, and a discussion with Solicitor General Warren Allmand about future reforms to... Read More

Avatar – March 1975

(March 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar contains articles on murder and capital punishment, using the Bill of Rights to legal advantage, and the canteen boycott. Also included is an interview with the Chairman of the Prisoner... Read More

Avatar – February 1975

(February 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains one interview with the new Social & Culture Development Officer, and one about the Canadian Youth Research Project. There are articles about the law as it pertains to prisoners,... Read More