The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Tarpaper – January 1974

(January 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

In this issue the editor gives a brief review of other penal presses in Canada and the US and explores censorship regarding prison publications.  Information on the Study Improvement Group, including... Read More

Tarpaper – April 1974

(April 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a long piece examining what prison is for, an article about what it means to be a well-adjusted person, a piece on prisoners building planes for the Air Cadet League of Canada, and... Read More

Tarpaper

(1973) released from Matsqui Institution

The Temporary Absence Program receives praise for its success rate but also the controversy surrounding the program is looked at the end of this issue.  The practice of using prisoners for medical testing... Read More

Tarpaper

(1973) released from Matsqui Institution

In this issue sociologist Robert Martinson writes about the failure of correctional treatments stating that they have no effect on the rates of recidivism, and Dr. Joyce Brothers provides a commentary... Read More

Tarpaper – November 1973

(November 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses problems with parole, Solicitor General staff changes, the futility of sending drug addicts to prison, and prison terms for the impoverished. Also included is the discussion of a report... Read More

Tarpaper – September 1973

(September 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue not yet coded.  Read More

Tarpaper – July 1972

(July 1972) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue includes opinions on recidivism and how prison and punishment needs to change, and an article on “model” prisons in Washington State. Also included are excerpts from the Standing... Read More

Tarpaper

(1972) released from Matsqui Institution

The decriminalization of drugs is featured in this issue.  Dr. Thomas Szasz makes a convincing argument for free trade in drugs; the members of the Bridgeview Jaycees push for allowing heroin prescriptions;... Read More

Tarpaper

(1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This winter edition provides a brief history of Christmas traditions, a letter to the editor (and a response) that discusses conditions at Matsqui Prison. Other pages are dedicated to discussions of opiate... Read More