The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

103 results for ‘Sentencing’ found

This issue includes articles regarding the importance of correspondence to prisoners, whether or not women would marry an ex-prisoner, and a Toronto Globe & Mail piece regarding the need for a public... 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 issue concentrates on society’s views of criminals and the impact these opinions have on prisoners upon their release, specifically their employment.  There are several articles discussing society’s... Read More

Avatar – June 1975

(June - 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar addresses the economic reasons behind people being in favour of capital punishment and also justice for rich versus poor. There is an article reprinted from the Toronto Star on the... 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

This issue includes an editorial about problems with mandatory supervision, and articles regarding “justified” homicide and lack of empathy for a dying prisoner. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood,... 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 Voice Inside discusses the establishment of a Black Culture group, and includes a reprinted article from The Quest paper in Drumheller calling for an examination of the entire penitentiary... Read More

This lengthy issue of The Outlook includes an open letter about viewing and treating prisoners as human beings, a piece about legalizing marijuana including proposed and existing penalties, the first chapter... Read More

This issue of The Outlook includes an interview with Living Unit Officer L. Campbell, a piece on sentencing in regards to the Bill of Rights, a critique of the prison, and a piece on how marijuana decriminalization... Read More

This issue of Inside News contains articles on official pardons, ex-prisoners and Project Re-Entry, parole and temporary absences, and a critique of transcendental meditation. Also included is an editorial... Read More

This Christmas/New Year edition addresses problems with the RCMP and the part Canadian press plays in guarding civil liberties. Also included is an article suggesting a comprehensive reform of laws covering... Read More

This large issue contains a chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada on restitution, a reprinted article from TIME about behaviour modification, and a report by the prisoners’... Read More

This large issue contains a chapter from The Law Reform Commission of Canada working papers about restitution and compensation to victims of crime, and an article by Edgar Z. Friedenberg about psychiatric... Read More

This large issue of the Communicator contains the “Fines” chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada, an article on the relationship between law and justice, information... Read More