The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

This Easter issue includes a few religious pieces, but also contains substantial articles discussing the various vocational training opportunities available to prisoners, the details of a newly established... 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

This issue concentrates on society’s views of criminals and the impact these opinions have on prisoners upon their release, specifically their employment.  There are several articles discussing society’s... Read More

The prisoners’ committee begins this issue by addressing issues of inequality for prisoners in Millhaven as compared to other maximum security prisons. A satirical letter addresses the prison medical... Read More

Articles in this issue focus on matters surrounding imprisonment such as habeas corpus and Bill C-67. A letter reports the suicide of a recently released prisoner; the writer uses the situation to address... Read More

This issue contains an article on Bill C-67 that is later presented as a brief to the Canadian Sentencing Commission, on behalf of the John Howard Society. Contact football is introduced as a league for... Read More

This issue contains copies of government documentation concerning amendments to the Parole Act, Penitentiary Act, and Prisons and Reformatories Act. Millhaven’s newly formed chapter of the John Howard... Read More

This issue marks the one year anniversary of the paper, and the Christmas edition. One poetry submission writes about the effects of heroin use, and an article satirizes the Christmas story of the birth... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the recommendations for a new parole system, opinions on mandatory supervision, and a prisoner request for a prison safety committee. Coded by: Kate... Read More

Avatar – April 1976

(April 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about issues with police, gun control legislation, and Peace & Security Bill. Also included are articles about how justice is applied differently, the possibility of... 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 – December 1975

(December 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of Avatar is an entirely creative one, primarily consisting of short stories, poetry, and humour. Coded by: Kate Garrett    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 – September 1975

(September 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses the issues surrounding telling the truth in legal situations, including discussion of truth serums and polygraph testing. Also discussed are “privileges” in prison, the... Read More