The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

31 results for ‘Tightwire’ found

Tightwire

(Spring 1989) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition discusses media and prisoner views of P4W, human rights in Canada, and prisoner literacy. The inaccuracies of reports from the CSC, the costs of incarceration, and the ruling of a... Read More

Tightwire

(Fall 1990) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the injustices, conflict, and unrest at P4W. It details the problems women face in the Canadian justice system, the changes to the penal system proposed by the Task Force... Read More

Tightwire

(Summer 1989) released from Kingston Prison For Women

      KEYWORDS: Ole Injstrup,  CSC Mission Statement, Warehousing Effect, Community Correctional Housing Model, Carleton Native Sisterhood Conference, Leonard Peltier, smoking cessation... Read More

Tightwire

(Fall 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

      KEYWORDS:  Law Reform Commission “Working Paper #1”,  Daubny Commission, New Women in Sobriety (NEWS), Brentwood Program  Read More

Tightwire

(Summer 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

      KEYWORDS:  circus boycott, Art Solomon, sexist language, Brentwood Program, Exceptional People’s Olympiad, Disabled Women’s International, “To a safer place”... Read More

      KEYWORDS:  convict wages, drug testing, behaviour alteration programs, Bill C-31, prison over-crowding conference  Read More

This issue begins with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and the effects that isolation and solitary confinement have on incarcerated individuals in the Canadian prison system.  Covered in this... Read More

This issue contains articles discussing the death penalty, the struggles of a transexual person in prison, as well as proposed extensions to P4W.  Within these articles various topics ae covered such... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition discusses the widespread impact of “wife battering”, the lack of aboriginal rights in Canada, the importance of women and men from an aboriginal perspective, the lack of drugs... Read More

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... Read More

Tightwire

(March/April 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

The most prevalent theme in this issue of Tightwire surrounds the announcement in January by Solicitor General Robert Kaplan that prison education programs would be cut. Another important concern is... Read More

SUMMARY: This issues discusses the importance of prisoners answering their children’s’ questions about their incarceration, the types of crimes women commit, the factors that increase female criminality,... Read More

Tightwire

(Sept-Dec. 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

Keywords: Prison Rights Group, Leonard Peltier, addictions  Read More

Included in this issue are articles addressing the problem of staff playing “head games” with prisoners and highlighting a “coed” prison in the United States. Also included are... Read More

This issue includes  prisoners’ reviews of Tanguay Prison, Halifax County Correctional Centre and St. John Regional Correctional Centre.  One woman writes about her experience on day parole and... Read More