The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue opens with a tribute to King George VI who passed away on February 6, 1952.  The editorial calls for widespread reform to the criminal code, the introduction of a parole system, and more equality... Read More

This Christmas issue concentrates on juvenile crime and young offenders.  Of interest is the story of a young woman who befriends her 16-year-old attacker during his imprisonment.  The realities of freedom... Read More

This issue provides details regarding Netherland’s new experimental rehabilitation program for serious offenders and Mexico’s new prison devoid of bars and locks.  There is a lengthy article on the... Read More

This year-end issue presents a great variety of topics. Highlights center on the Solicitor General’s leadership initiatives and priorities such as mandatory supervision, Inmate Employment Program... Read More

This New Year’s issue features an article on the controversial practice of capital punishment and its debateable effectiveness as a deterrent. Other articles discuss issues with employment for ex-convicts... Read More

This issue features two articles on employment after prison with a focus on the employers and the reasons for hiring ex-convicts.  Also of interest is a piece on youthful offenders gaining criminal knowledge... Read More

In this issue one will find articles praising the work of prison chaplains, the value of rehabilitation versus punishment, and the pitfalls of defending oneself in court.  There are also articles regarding... Read More

This issue features several articles regarding the realities of life in prison, society’s view of criminals, and the difficulties prisoners face on the outside upon their release.  Also discussed are... Read More

This issue contains an article dispelling prisoner stereotypes and highlighting the various activities prisoners engage in for personal growth and development.  Another article criticizes the building... Read More

This newsletter deals with the issue of mandatory supervision and bill C-67. Also focused on is the creation of a young offenders program and the already existing “HELP” program. KEYWORDS:... Read More

In this issue you will find extensive policy material within Correctional Services Canada with specific cases cited: a sample of a grievance upheld and several items referencing the Canadian Charter of... Read More

This issue highlights the various community in-reach activities of Collin’s Bay Penitentiary, including the request to hold a blood donor clinic at the prison, the prisoners’ participation in the... Read More

This issue is dedicated to Claire Culhane, a well-known prisoners’ rights advocate, who passed away in April of 1996.  There are letters from Ms. Culhane herself as well as letters from prisoners sharing... Read More

This issue features an article on the landmark case of Yvan Vaillancourt and the now-repealed Section 213 d of the Criminal Code.  Information is provided regarding the introduction of a discussion series... Read More

This issue contains a lengthy discussion of the alternatives to prison and the rationales for these approaches. Several pages explore the use of Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) technology and sentencing... Read More