The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

158 results for ‘Aboriginal Prisoners’ found

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(October 1990) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

Included is an editorial on prisoners’ voting rights as well as articles on subjects including the application of unique laws to natives, explanation of old age security pensions in Canada, and an... Read More

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(July 1971) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This issue addresses the benefits of the Youth Speak program, the organization of the Bridge View Jaycees, and achieving unity with First Nations. Also included are articles on the necessity of day parole,... Read More

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(2008) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes articles on escapes and reintegration, a visually impaired prisoner’s CSC lawsuit over rights to special equipment, news from the Native Brotherhood, an interview with new warden... Read More

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(Fall 2007) released from William Head Institution

An editorial on the DNA Identification Act as well as articles on the Read Aloud Program, Native Brotherhood 2007 activities, and a heroin junkie’s experience with crime and incarceration are in... Read More

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(Winter 2008) released from William Head Institution

One article examines obstacles to transitioning back into society including PTSD and addiction, and another article discusses the Restorative Justice Symposium 2008. KEYWORDS: halfway house, release, PTSD,... Read More

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(June 1971) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue of Tar Paper discusses how to write for a prison newspaper, the requirements for pre-release, and outlines projects of the United Native Club. Also included is an article on the United States... Read More

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(February 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue includes a lengthy article on prison reform, a reprint of the Model Sentencing Act, and prisoner response to the administration’s report on discipline. This issue also addresses... Read More

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(February 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

This issue features a letter from a prisoner in regards to the public outcry of violence within Millhaven. Articles from other sources are included in this issue; they range from pop culture to health. KEYWORDS:... Read More

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(November 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This Tightwire issue contains many discussions about battered and abused women which focus on issues of power and control by men.  It also displayed many rehabilitative suggestions and programs within... Read More

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(1990) released from Kingston Prison For Women

  KEYWORDS: Native Sisterhood Conference, Earth Day, CSC Mission Statement, Freedom Farm  Read More

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(March-April 1980) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This issue addresses prisoner and gender struggles. In regard to the former, the Leonard Peltier and Ivan Horat cases are given detailed consideration.  Sexism, in its many forms, is also discussed; articles... Read More

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(Summer 1992) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This issue of Tightwire discusses the importance of Prisoner’s Justice Dya and the impact it has on current prisoners and the staff of prisons. Also discussed in this edition are the rumours about... Read More

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(Spring 1992) released from Kingston Prison For Women

    KEYWORDS: Elizabeth Fry Society, Healing Lodge, TaskForce on Federally Sentenced Women, Community Release Centres, Cesare Lombroso, meditation, Frontier College Prison Literacy Initiative  Read More

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(Fall/Winter 1992) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This addition of Tightwire comes during 500th anniversary of the day Columbus discovered America.  Because of this it is full of the struggles of Aboriginal people with discrimination within North American... Read More

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(May-August 1978) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the influx of prisoners applying to see their files under the Canadian Human Rights Act, the history and public misunderstanding of the Doukhobors, the improvements to Millhaven’s... Read More