The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Doin’ Time Review

(September 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

This short issue contains sports statistics, entertainment options, poetry, and information on life skills classes and the Native Brotherhood social. Keywords: Indian Day Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

A prisoner who has had his religious rights denied writes in protest. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail is printed in regards to prisoners’ rights in disciplinary hearings. Another submission reflects... Read More

This issue discusses capital punishment, the John Howard Society Convention, the Jaycee banquet,  halfway houses, and the use of corporal punishment in prison.   Keywords: John Howard Society, speech... Read More

Tarpaper – July 1973

(July 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue has a focus on parole, including an editorial on flaws in the system, a letter from the National Parole Board with parole statistics, recidivist statistics for Canadian prisons, and a... Read More

Tele-Scope v4(6)

(February 1954) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Wally Johnston continues his series on the causes of crime in this issue. Other articles consider the nature of rehabilitation and punishment, the merits of an accused taking the stand at trial and a reprint... Read More

Tele-Scope

(January 1953) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This first issue of 1953 features articles on capital punishment, that the perils of eye-witness testimony, the problems of incarcerating youth with adults and how AA can be useful after prison.  Read More

This issue features a few articles about the nature of punishment and how to reduce prison populations.   Key Words: Catholic Rehabilitative Services, National Employment Service  Read More

Mountain Echoes V1(4)

(December 1951) released from Manitoba Penitentiary

feature article in this issue talks about the challenges faced after release.  Other pieces focus on Christmas on the inside and outside of prison.  Read More

Beacon v1(3)

(October 5, 1951) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

In this issue, the possible formation of an “inmate committee” is discussed. A brief piece discusses whether women need to be glamorous to be considered attractive by men. Key Words: Inmate Recreation... Read More

Tele-Scope v1(6)

(January 1951) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Summary: Among the highlights in this issue are articles discussing how to take university courses, the introduction of legal aid in Ontario, and the arrival of an x-ray machine at the penitentiary. Authors... Read More

This issue contains a satirical editorial on the killing and eating of drug addicts, a profile of the engineering shop, an article on classification and lifting the bar of discrimination against former... Read More

Transition v1(1)

(March 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This is the first issue of the publication. The editors discuss penal reform, the influence of the media on criminal trials, and a great deal about the sports occurring within the prison. Keywords: Red... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1973

(October 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses how some prisoners can end up serving longer sentences then originally planned, and also contains a piece explaining temporary parole. Also included is an article about prisoners taking... Read More

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

This issue discusses the need for personal interviews in Parole Board dealings with prisoners, urges an end to discrimination particularly based on skin colour and religious beliefs, and draws a correlation... Read More