The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Con.T.A.C.T. – March/April 1979 - March/April 1979

Release description:

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 Easter Seals campaign, and the services of Operation Springboard.  Of special interest are two historical pieces: the first is an excerpt from the Kingston Penitentiary warden’s diary dated 1859, and the second is an article from the Kingston Penitentiary newspaper dated 1956.

KEYWORDS: “suspicion of suspicion”, Habitual Criminal Act, 1948, “long-timer”, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1976, Parliamentary Committee on Prisons

Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle