The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

103 results for ‘Sentencing’ found

The editorial discusses the current focus on victim rights and the focus on the perception of justice and security . Other article topics include waiting in remand for trial, the InsideArt Coop marketing... 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 prisoner participant’s view of the Alternatives to Violence Program and also a non-prisoner participant’s viewpoint of the program, a prisoner gives a firsthand account... Read More

An article gives the writer’s opinion on “law and order” and “justice” policies as well as the Citizens United for Justice and Safety, parole and remission. KEYWORDS: law... Read More

This issue includes an article on marijuana and its medicinal use for curing symptoms of various diseases.  Another article on overpopulation in prisons and the relationship to in prison crime and riots... Read More

This issue includes articles on the integration of psychological and security in prison design, new prison telephone system implementation, and government proposals regarding reinstatement of “three... Read More

The editorial opines that the court system is biased according to the accused’s position and who they know, and articles discuss prisoners forfeiting individual rights in exchange for better treatment,... Read More

Included in this issue is an article on Judicial Review under Section 745 of the Criminal Code (which allows prisoners the opportunity to apply for a reduction to their eligibility date) and a death row... Read More

This issue includes prisoner and correctional statistics, information on the John Howard Society through an interview with the Victoria Director, and a reprinted United Press article on sentencing changes... Read More

This Christmas issue has a reprint of a Toronto Star article on evaluation of Canada’s Parole System and sentencing, and an interview with George Watson is also included. KEYWORDS: parole, sentencing,... Read More

This issue has articles on proposed government reforms on sentencing, corrections and parole, statistics on parolees and recidivism  for both conditional release and mandatory supervision programs, tips... Read More

Tarpaper – 1972

(November 1972) released from Matsqui Institution

In this issue of Tarpaper, a discussion on the purpose of incarceration is presented with focus given to the living conditions of prisoners, and its possible effect on deterrence from future offending.... Read More

Out of Bounds

(June 30 1981) released from William Head Institution

Discussion of issues surrounding punitive/rehabilitative goals, parole, programs, criminal code changes, and problems related to the damage done by prisoners at Matsqui, Kent, and Elbow Lake institutions... Read More

Out of Bounds

(January 9 1981) released from William Head Institution

An article outlining the history of Williams Head is in this issue, along with articles on youth being tried and sentenced as adults and the role of drugs in crime, and the criminality of drugs. KEYWORDS:... Read More

Highwitness News

(August 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

A satirical article provides dialogue for various political figures on trial for their recent acts, while another prisoner’s submission compares democracy to slavery. A prisoner responds to public opinion... Read More