The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Out Of Bounds - 1986

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The issue begins with an editorial speaking of the recently passed Prisoner Justice Day, highlighting the unjust treatment of prisoners across Canada. The editorial raised concerns with Canada’s liberal use of solitary confinement, involuntary transfers, and staff abusing their power, paying mention to the countless suicides and attempts in federal prisons Canada wide. A reprinted article from the Toronto Globe and mail is featured with focus on the emotional and psychological damage brought on by the use of isolation in the prison system. This issue also included information on education, theater programs and library services.

KEYWORDS: Simon Fraser University Program, Charter of Rights and Freedom, Salvation Army
Coded by: Emma Firlotte