The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Tightwire V20(5) - 1983

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SUMMARY: This issue discusses colonization and its aftermath, the lack of post-secondary education available to federal prisoners, the controversy surrounding special handling units, and the lack of change in the Canadian prison system over the last century.  Additionally, a letter written by Claire Culhane condemns the removal of chaplains from a Regional Correctional Centre, prisoners describe conditions of incarceration in Mexico and Peru, and a prisoner describes Christmas in prison.

KEYWORDS: Annual Report upon Common Goals, Prisons and Reformatories for Ontario, London Council of Women, Prisoners’ Rights Group (PRG), the Native Sisterhood.

Coded by Claire Hall