The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue includes information about the Inmate Pay System, in-house vocational classes, local sports teams and scores, prisoner staff changes, and a notice about Christmas parcel fees. Claire Culhane... Read More

Midnight Express

(June-July 1980) released from Edmonton Institution

SUMMARY: In this issue editors propose a minimum wage work program citing successful federal prison work programs in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. A positive review of the Health Care Unit recognizes... Read More

Includes an article on prison uniforms from the prisoner perspective, an article on case management teams, a copy of a letter from Clair Culhane requesting the transfer of an ill prisoner, and one letter... Read More

Out of Bounds

(June 30 1981) released from William Head Institution

Discussion of issues surrounding punitive/rehabilitative goals, parole, programs, criminal code changes, and problems related to the damage done by prisoners at Matsqui, Kent, and Elbow Lake institutions... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 21 1981) released from William Head Institution

Topics include abuse of police power, William Head chapel, indeterminate sentences and retribution vs rehabilitation, Juvenile Detention Homes, and a lawyer writes about informants and undercover officers... Read More

Out of Bounds

(February 27 1981) released from William Head Institution

A letter from Claire Culhane to the Prisoners’ Rights Group of Burnaby touches on topics including prisoner illiteracy, prisons as punishment vs rehabilitation, and fighting violence in Canada.  Also... Read More

The issue begins with an editorial speaking of the recently passed Prisoner Justice Day, highlighting the unjust treatment of prisoners across Canada. The editorial raised concerns with Canada’s liberal... Read More

Tightwire

(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

Tightwire

(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

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

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

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

Tightwire

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

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

In this issue there is discussion of a prisoner’s experience in Leavenworth, prisoners’ rights, Prisoners’ Justice Day and Claire Culhane, improving one’s quality of life in prison,... Read More