The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

158 results for ‘Aboriginal Prisoners’ found

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(October 1992) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

In this issue, prisoners rights are the main focus, ranging from a prisoners right to vote, to privileges such as Temporary Absences (TAs) and house visitation rule revisions, as well as a prisoners right... Read More

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(April 1992) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue touches on a wide range of topics, such as prisoners right to vote federally, myths and realities about temporary absence passes(TAPs), the proposal for an aboriginal justice system, and condom... Read More

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(October 1991) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue deals with politics (the Tories privatizing the public sphere, Public Service Alliance strike), international/racial concerns (problems for a newly united Germany, links to colonialism and racism... Read More

This issue begins with an article about the release of Wesley Gareth Evans and the various issues about how his case was carried out by the RCMP. The issue then looks at several stories of “police... Read More

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(September/October 1975) released from Springhill Institution

This issue of the Communicator includes an editorial on how the paper came to be, an article on capital punishment, a piece about prison diarists, and a call for penal reforms by Jesuit prison chaplains.... Read More

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(1984) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes writing on what it means to be a warrior, the increase in prisoner deaths by suicide, perspective on involuntary transfers, lack of adherence to the convict code, women and... Read More

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(1981) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a reminder to treat others with respect, harsh marijuana laws, and updates from the Inmate Committee. Also included are a significant amount of reprinted articles on the ineffectiveness... Read More

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(1996) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a letter from the warden about achieving change, information on Case Management Teams, the offer of computer training and other services, a detailed description of all departments... Read More

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(July 1975) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue contains a highlight of the new prison hospital, an open letter to the five district court judges of Alberta, and a critique of hiring outside workers instead of prisoners to do prison projects.... Read More

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(March 1975) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue of Off the Wall contains a response to the Stony Mountain Terminator article regarding understanding, an article about what crime is, and a piece about guards convicted for forcefully shaving... Read More

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(Jun/Jly 1985) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes information on the grievance system, an interview with the resident chaplain, prisons in exile, criticisms of methods used by police in Alberta, an update on sports in... Read More

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(Winter 1992/1993) released from Warkworth Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains stats on incarceration, wages in Swiss prisons, invitation to a self-help group, systemic racism in the legal system, a personal account of the prison system, information on... Read More

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(November/December 1975) released from Springhill Institution

This issue of the Communicator includes an in-depth interview with only female Unit Classification Officer working at Springhill, a First Nations tale, and a piece on the necessity of the prisoner committee. KEYWORDS:... Read More

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(August 1990) released from Warkworth Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes information on proposed parole reforms, addiction in prison, multiple articles on the death penalty, the need for rehabilitative intervention to prevent people from committing... Read More

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(August 1995) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Prisoners’ Justice Day, HIV/AIDS in prison, the Aboriginal Theatre Group, and advocates of the death penalty. Prisoners’ limited access to phone calls, the incorrect payment... Read More