The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

C.B. Diamond – July 1957 - July 1957

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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 sixth anniversary of the Alcoholics Anonymous program at Collin’s Bay, as well as two articles highlighting prisoners volunteering for medical purposes.  The first tells of prisoners donating blood for patients during heart surgery; the second explains of prisoners volunteering to be subjects in a cancer trial.  Also of interest is the “Prisoner’s Ten Commandments”. 

KEYWORDS: criminal class, remission service, psychotherapy/psychoanalysis, psychopath/abnormal offender, good time, Fauteux Commission, PREP (Pioneer Readiness for Employment Program), “Fabrica de Hombres Nuevos” (Factory of New Men)

Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle