The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

158 results for ‘Aboriginal Prisoners’ found

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(Summer & Fall 1988) released from Stony Mountain Institution

This issue is solely dedicated to the work of The Stoney Mountain Justice Group, and includes information on the history and current objectives of the group, information on new advisors, a piece on “secret”... Read More

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(Easter 1995) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue contains articles about renovations at the prison, issues with double-bunking in cells, and a large section addressing concerns about sexual arousal assessments and hormonal profiles. Also included... Read More

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(Summer 2009) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains many letters to the editor, an editorial on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a piece on being tired of jail and the ways to work on getting out and staying out, and a prisoner’s... Read More

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(March 1970) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on rehabilitation and education centres for First Nations and Métis, and the consequences of cultural loss. Also addressed is the need for prisoner education, the idea for... Read More

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(July 1974) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue of Advance includes an editorial on how prison conditions have improved since the 1950s and 60s, an interview with the director of the prison, C. W. Chitty, and pieces on traditional First Nations... Read More

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(May 13, 2014) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an analysis of how people profit from punishment, a piece on the recidivism rates of federal prisoners, including crime and police statistics, an update on the Lifers’ Group,... Read More

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(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

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(July 1994) released from Mountain Institution

This issue contains commentaries on risk-taking, a book about adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, a counselling program being offered by the Residential Historical Abuse Program for victims of sexual... Read More

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(May 1970) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes commentaries on the treatment and adaptability of Indigenous peoples, perceptions of the world, the differences between generations, a reflection on fishing and how being in prison... Read More

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(Fall 2014) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

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(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

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(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... Read More

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(September 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

This short issue contains sports statistics, entertainment options, poetry, and information on life skills classes and the Native Brotherhood social. Keywords: Indian Day Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

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(Feb/Mar/Apr 1985) released from Millhaven Institution

A prisoner who has had his religious rights denied writes in protest. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail is printed in regards to prisoners’ rights in disciplinary hearings. Another submission reflects... Read More

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(Summer 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

The editors of this edition speak about the uncertainties around the closure of the Prison for Women. Also covered in this newsletter is the issue of clemency for battered women who are now in prison,... Read More