The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Transition

(April 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

In addition to an editorial on a new prison wage scale, this issue contains pieces on the importance of hobbies and sportsmanship, the importance of segregation, and book reviews. Also included are sports... Read More

Avatar – Jul/Aug 1977

(Jul/Aug 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

This significant issue of Avatar includes a 37-page response of the Solicitor General to the parliamentary sub-committee report on the penitentiary system in Canada. This issue also includes the Inmate... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an piece on the Solitary Confinement Abolition Project, this issue contains an opinion piece on justice, views on prison homosexuality, and a critique of opinions on prison employment. Also... Read More

Avatar – December 1977

(December 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting,... Read More

Avatar – August 1976

(August 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes articles on how prisoners are hurt by outstanding charges, debating the issues with longer prison terms, and a piece on feeling the need to hide one’s intelligence. Also included... Read More

Avatar – May 1976

(May 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses problems such as how many people are in prison for small crimes, issues in Belfast, prisoners discussing the Peace and Security Bill, and opinions on replacing capital punishment with... Read More

This issue contains articles on the abnormal environment of prison, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Also included are pieces on custom motorcycles and motorcycle... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

The Gabber Express

(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... 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

Avatar – February 1976

(February 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about the Millhaven tear-gassing, recommendations by the John Howard Society to change prison segregation punishment, an article about the problem of secrecy in prison,... Read More

Avatar – January

(January 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines the problems of the previous year (1975), and includes articles on the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary, the problems of reform schools in relation to recidivism,... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... 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

This issue deals with the issue of prisons conditioning prisoners with drugs, behaviour modification, and control. Also included are articles addressing the problem of suicide in prison, the challenge... Read More