The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

The Communicator - 1998

  • Name:The Communicator
  • Date:1998
  • Institution: Springhill Institution
  • Topics: Death Penalty/Capital Punishment, Entertainment, Health-Physical, Human Rights, Penal Reforms, Post-Carceral Issues, Religion and Spirituality, Sports,
  • Release Description:

    SUMMARY: The newsletter includes information regarding updates to the phone systems, initiatives being put forth by the Inmate Committee, facts about tuberculosis and HIV, the construction of a new center with the intention of preparing prisoners for their release, and a history of the Canadian penal press. Also featured is a reprint reflecting on the treatment of victims in the legal system, updates on a police officer’s manslaughter trial, and a fourth reprint on potential legislation aimed at prisoners’ voting rights.

    KEYWORDS: Prison Arts Competition, restorative justice, sentence calculation

    Coded by Bethany Sanjenko

    LIST OF CODES: Death penalty/capital punishment, Entertainment, Health – physical, Human rights, Penal reforms, Post-carceral issues, Religion and spirituality, Sports