The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

184 results for ‘Religion and Spirituality’ found

This issue starts off with a look at the wording of the mission statement and what it means for prisoners. From there, a wide range of topics are covered, from a look at a suit by prisoners against the... Read More

In this issue, topics include treatment for sex-offenders, changes to the institute’s budget, and editorials on censorship and what constitutes “deviant behavior”. Also included is an... Read More

The Echo – October 1974

(October 1974) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on educating more prisoners in trades, the benefits of meditation, and a look at both the Marital Counselling Program and the UNISON group. KEYWORDS:  Jaycees, Pen Pals, Marital... Read More

This issue of the Communicator includes an editorial on how the paper came to be, an article on capital punishment, a piece about prison diarists, and a call for penal reforms by Jesuit prison chaplains.... Read More

Out of Bounds v3(11)

(Spring 1985) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes articles on the cost/policies regarding incarceration and parole, the results of a survey on CSC performance, a suggestion for paring down government bureaucracy, and the state of open... Read More

This issue contains an editorial on the need for an easier transition between prison and society, an outline of the Family Visit Day, and pieces on the Accent on Youth program and prisoner sponsorship... Read More

This issue includes articles on the implementation of the indoor smoking ban, tobacco theft from the canteen, the benefits of giving and thinking of others, the Restorative Justice Coalition, wildlife... Read More

This issue includes articles on the conversion of William Head to minimum security, the dismissal of the judicial review regarding smoking policy at William Head, barriers to visiting prisoners, and aboriginal... Read More

Discussion of William Head converting to a minimum security facility, updates on court challenges addressing smoking bans and consent to psychological assessments, a review of the history of the Canadian... Read More

The articles included discuss prisoner escapes, the loss of voting rights for prisoners serving sentences of two years or more, the current state of punishment versus rehabilitation, the William Head Work... Read More

This issue includes a lengthy article on the culture in prison, and other articles on different aspects of life sentences, forgiveness and healing, the institutionalization process in prison, the death... Read More

The issue opens with discussion of the new community living prison design and its implications in regards self-policing. Other articles discuss court challenges in regards to failure to submit to urinalysis... Read More

Articles in this issue include the legality of “sniffer” tests on prison visitors, CSC programs and testing for prisoner substance abuse, urine tests in prison, a prisoner’s experience... Read More

This issue includes information pertaining to the process of parole eligibility including some of the limitations that inmates experience.  A letter by Claire Culhane in support of Prisoner Justice Day... Read More

This issue includes information about a rehabilitative program that allows prisoners to take part in family visits. There is also information given on a support group for family members of prisoners.  Two... Read More