The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

32 results for ‘Relationships in Prisons’ found

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an piece on the Solitary Confinement Abolition Project, this issue contains an opinion piece on justice, views on prison homosexuality, and a critique of opinions on prison employment. Also... Read More

Avatar – December 1977

(December 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting,... Read More

This issue contains pieces on penal reform and rehabilitation, including an editorial on why penal reform is necessary, articles on proposed prison reforms, what prisoners would change within the prison... Read More

This issue includes an analysis of how people profit from punishment, a piece on the recidivism rates of federal prisoners, including crime and police statistics, an update on the Lifers’ Group,... Read More

Out of Bounds v31(4)

(Winter 2014) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains part two of a three-part piece written by Professor Melissa Munn PhD on the subject of staying out of prison, part two on the subject of adjusting to life immediately after release.... 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

Tarpaper – December 1973

(December 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a lengthy article on the expansion of psychiatric prisons. Also included is a piece about prisoners’ wives establishing a new group to campaign for services, and a prisoner profile.... Read More

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

SUMMARY: This edition of Inside the Bay discusses prisoners dying while incarcerated and the significance of Prisoners’ Justice Day. Additionally, the tension in the multicultural prison population,... Read More

Avatar- May 1975

(May 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains articles about legal issues in relation to parole, the challenges prisoners face in accessing their own files, and easing of marijuana penalties. Also included is a piece in which the... Read More

This issue includes articles on how the Junior Chamber of Commerce is organized, outlining the goals and intentions of the Youth Speak program, and the establishment of the Encounter group to arrange meetings... 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

The Outlook – September 1974?

(September 1974?) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains an interview with Warkworth psychologist, J. Pyziak, a letter reprinted from the Ottawa Citizen from prisoner regarding mandatory parole and its relation to prison overcrowding, and... Read More

This short issue of The Outlook primarily addresses the bonding of former prisoners and the benefits of meditation. Coded by: Kate Garrett  Read More

The Echo – September 1973

(September 1973) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue of the Echo includes pieces highlighting charitable projects for which monies were raised, including helping a needy family, fostering a child, and obtaining a wheelchair for a disabled child.... Read More