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Advance – September 1966

(September 1966) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue opens with an article by the warden commenting on the positive relationship that has developed between the staff and the prisoners.  Also in this edition are articles on the food services in... Read More

This issue opens with a lengthy piece on customs in Czechoslovakia and also contains two articles paying tribute to Scotsman Robert Burns.  Juvenile delinquency is examined along with factors contributing... Read More

An article by George Watson, first published in Out of Bounds,is re-printed here and further discussed.  The articles criticize the harsher sentences received by “the poor” compared to the lighter... Read More

This issue contains articles on the Newbrey House (a halfway house for Aboriginal ex-convicts), the HELP employment program, and Newfoundland’s first minimum-security prison set to open in 1987.  New... Read More

This issue includes a re-print of  Ben Bagdikian’s essay about prison use titled “Who Killed George Washington”.  Another piece provides a glimpse into one prisoner’s first four... Read More

This short issue features an eclectic mix of topics. In one article, a prisoner  recommends effective methods to interact with Corrections Canada through communication, personal management and introspection... Read More

This issue features two articles written by prisoners. One article argues the quality, management and effectiveness of prison rehabilitation programs and a second well-cited letter appeals to Canada’s... Read More

This issue focuses heavily on mandatory supervision and parole, as well as the controversial practice of double-bunking due to the unexpected swell in the prison population.  This issue also features... Read More

This edition discusses the ban on smoking in federal institutions (including a report on research done at the Regional Health Centre in Abbotsford) and  sentencing reforms in the Criminal Code of Canada.... Read More

Here Professor A.K. Dewdney questions how Sigmund Freud’s unproven theories form the basis of psychotherapy and further frame the diagnosis of an inmate’s mental health used at parole hearings.... Read More

This special poets’ edition contains a thorough examination of Britain’s experience with bar-less prisons and urges Canada to consider a similar shift to open prisons.  The Inmate-Officer Representative... Read More

Two articles here, each embodying aspects of justice, crime and criminality. The first article discusses Rene Girard’s theory of scapegoating. In the second article, printed from Simon Fraser’s Alumni... Read More

Here, several well-researched, well-cited articles critique a broad range of topics central to Canada’s justice system. Of particular interest are the articles written by prisoners and prisoner advocate... Read More

This issue opens with an article pressing for parole in Canada and pointing to its possible benefits.  There is a detailed article comparing Canada and Sweden’s penal systems, and another describing... Read More

This issue showcases articles which advocate for prisoners’ psychological and physical health. Specifically, a former prisoner pens his views opposing the judicial review of life sentences... Read More