The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

158 results for ‘Aboriginal Prisoners’ found

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(Summer 2002) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains articles about release, what prison is like, the history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and an obituary for the late Ruth Morris – founder of the international prison abolitionist... Read More

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(Spring 1986) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: In this issue, the 1985 UN World Conference on Women and the release of a Feminist Review of Criminal Law are discussed. The need for AIDS testing in prison, why prisoners refuse parole, the P4W... Read More

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(Christmas 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This Tightwire issue contains Christmas cards, poetry, and the prison’s chapel schedule.  It discusses anger resolution, computer skills, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and risk... Read More

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(May-August 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses “ex-offenders” finding employment, the Seven Steps self-help program, Native Studies at P4W, the Charter of Rights, and the P4W group Ten Plus.  The benefit of having... Read More

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(Spring 1989) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a reprint on child poverty, reprint from a booklet on women’s issues, excerpts from Beatrice Culleton’s book, a letter from the National Native Brotherhood, and the... Read More

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(Fall 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: Contemplative and purposeful poetry and prose in this issue reflect on imprisonment, environmentalism, industrialism, capitalism, materialism, greed, poverty, religion, species supremacy, big... Read More

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(June 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with a transcript of the Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner of Communications, John Braithwaite’s, speech from the March 1980 conference on “Managing the Criminal Justice... Read More

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(Summer 1984) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This newsletter is produced by the Native Brotherhood group and focuses on how traditional knowledge helps First Nations people to survive prison and become connected to their cultural practices.  This... Read More

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(Spring 1997) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains an article detailing a lack of integrity among Case Management Teams, an interview with the deputy warden, and how prison shapes parenthood. Also included is a reprint on longer... Read More

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(August 1985) released from Millhaven Institution

This issue contains copies of government documentation concerning amendments to the Parole Act, Penitentiary Act, and Prisons and Reformatories Act. Millhaven’s newly formed chapter of the John Howard... Read More

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(June 1994) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue addresses the possibility of creating a separate aboriginal justice system, the reality of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences, and the ways that prisoners can access government... Read More

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(August 1974) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines procedures for prisoners to file grievances, and also a description of a Pow-wow. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood, Commissioner’s Directive No. 231, Alcoholics Anonymous Coded... Read More

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(August 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

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(Spring 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue grapples with the ideas that prison sentencing should become more standardised, that the reinstatement of the death penalty might become public desire, and that drug addicts should... Read More

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(Jul/Aug 1983) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features an editorial on the positive changes instituted by the Inmate Committee, increasing prison populations, a ceremony proposal from the Native Brotherhood, updates from the... Read More