The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Highwitness News – June 1984 - June 1984

  • Name:Highwitness News – June 1984
  • Date:June 1984
  • Institution: Millhaven Institution
  • Topics: Community In-Reach, Human Rights, Mandatory Supervision-Warrant Expiry, Penal Reforms, Prisoner Struggles, Sports,
  • Release Description:

    This issue contains an article explaining the parameters around the disenfranchisement of prisoners and their right to vote; it compares Canada’s laws to other countries’. Also, a submission from the John Howard Society addresses proposed change to the law around mandatory supervision of released federal prisoners. The prisoners express dissent at the loss of privileges as a result of an investigation at Millhaven.

    KEYWORDS: Possibilities Unlimited, Canadian Elections Act, Provincial Elections Act, voting

    Coded by: Brian Garvin