The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

201 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

Avatar – January 1975

(January 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial about Supreme Court decisions regarding parole revocation and statutory remission, an article about the “prison problem” being neglected and the need for reform,... Read More

Avatar – August 1974

(August 1974) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines procedures for prisoners to file grievances, and also a description of a Pow-wow. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood, Commissioner’s Directive No. 231, Alcoholics Anonymous Coded... Read More

This issue highlights a motion introduced in Parliament to abolish capital punishment completely and replace it with a mandatory 25-year sentence before parole. Also included is an article on fewer prisoners... Read More

Fallacy of Life

(August 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

Prejudice and discrimination of prisoners on both religious and political grounds is the main focal point of this issue. It looks at how religious figures in society neglect and cast out prisoners from... Read More

Cemetery Road – August 1985

(August 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

Cemetery Road – September 1984

(September 1984) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses prison abolition, the practice of “gating” federal offenders, the importance of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and the perception of all prisoners as “sexual perverts”.... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1974

(October 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue of Tarpaper includes articles on the social problem of drug addiction, a prisoner’s wife’s experience with social imprisonment, and the Divine Light Mission. Also included is a piece... Read More

This issue deals with the issue of prisons conditioning prisoners with drugs, behaviour modification, and control. Also included are articles addressing the problem of suicide in prison, the challenge... Read More

This inaugural issue of The Millhaven Momentum addresses the need for government to change to prison system for the better, and includes articles comparing prison to a concentration camp, addressing the... Read More

This issue includes an open letter to Solicitor General Warren Allmand about a Vancouver Sun article calling him out as being “unable to be effective”, a piece on habitual criminals, an article... Read More

Tightwire

(August 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition addresses the history of women in the Canadian federal penitentiary system, the International Conference on Prison Abolition, and the relationship between female criminality and the... Read More

This issue of the Advance includes articles on the benefits of taking university courses, prisoner experiences with three-day passes, and an editorial about children smoking marijuana. Other items include... Read More

The Echo – October 1972

(October 1972) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

Included in this issue are discussions of how “easy” it is to go to jail and what prison means to a prisoner. There is also a lengthy inmate reaction to being included in the annual convention... Read More

This issue of the Echo includes articles about the increase in prison escapes and security, the benefits of family visits, and the CONCERN organization established by the family and friends of prisoners. KEYWORDS:... Read More

This issue highlights the Halifax parole office, including in-depth interviews with its workers. Also included is a long article about a proposed marijuana bill, pieces on how the Jaycee Unit and the “Let’s... Read More