The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

58 results for ‘Convict Code’ found

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(March 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a letter of appreciation to prison volunteers, solutions to the cafeteria’s food waste problem, an option piece of same sex relationships in prison and the request for couples... Read More

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(Spring/Fall 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue features articles on feelings of apathy within prison, the importance of remorse, advice on staying out of prison after your release, excerpts from a paper on the use of “system”... Read More

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(1963) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to prisoner self-assessments, this issue includes pieces on the reasons behind prisoner nicknames, the work prisoners did to repair floats for a Kingston parade, recaps of Family Service Day... Read More

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(May 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

In addition to a piece on a Cost of Living Allowance for prisoners and a full print of the ‘1984 Update, Inmate Pay Program and Canteen Prices’ for the benefit of prisoners who have not had... Read More

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(December 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting,... Read More

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(Summer 2011) released from William Head Institution

In addition to a piece on the abolition of accelerated parole review, this issue contains articles about a riot at British Columbia Penitentiary in 1977, keeping one’s identity in prison, and causes... Read More

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(December 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This Christmas issue addresses unemployment in the prison, and also includes an editorial on carceral issues at Collin’s Bay, a large piece on the benefits of yoga, an article on juvenile delinquency,... Read More

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(Spring 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains a large piece on the education and empowerment of prisoners, a commentary on the challenge of leaving prison and recidivism, an editorial on the Ashley Smith inquest, and an in-depth... Read More

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(May 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue discusses the need for personal interviews in Parole Board dealings with prisoners, urges an end to discrimination particularly based on skin colour and religious beliefs, and draws a correlation... 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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(June 1989) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This issue features the definition of a convict, effects of alcoholism on families, the view of television as a privilege, some hockey news, and information on a new visitation program. KEYWORDS:... Read More

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(February 1988) released from Millhaven Institution

This issue addresses the “conformity” trend in the prisoners’ clothing. There are statistics and opinions shared about Crime Stoppers in North America. One submission writes on the judicial system... Read More

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(1982) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a piece on financial struggles, a reprinted article on the death penalty, prison and colonialism, reflections on writing about prison, the financial aspect of making an appeal,... Read More

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(1981) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a memorial of a former prisoner written in part by Claire Culhane, a large amount of poetry, an article on prison culture and a case for prison abolition, updates regarding... 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