The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue opens with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and explains the reasons behind its inception.  There is also an in-depth article detailing the claim against CSC that the high prices of the... Read More

Parole is the focus of several articles in this issue of Outlook.  One article analyzes the ramifications of the new proposal to grant parole to prisoners after they have served one-sixth of their sentence.  ... Read More

The Report to Parliament by the sub-committee on the Penitentiary System in Canada and the Solicitor General’s response to the recommendations are highlighted in this issue.  There is a very detailed... Read More

Activist Claire Culhane is the focus of the opening article in which she discusses the struggles prisoners face and the work she does for prisoners’ rights.  Manitoba Penitentiary’s first warden,... Read More

Advance – Spring 1971

(Spring 1971) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue features several articles involving community in-reach and also highlights Break Through, a publication put out by ex-convicts in the Hamilton area.  Other articles discuss the impact of incarceration... Read More

This edition of this weekly publication was issued on July 18, 1980 and includes a parting address from “the committee” which rebukes the apathy of their fellow convicts and bureaucratic... Read More

This issue’s feature article discusses the prison management of sex offenders including living arrangements, anonymity, specialized programs and statements from Deputy Warden Sandra Burton regarding... Read More

This short issue features an eclectic mix of topics. In one article, a prisoner  recommends effective methods to interact with Corrections Canada through communication, personal management and introspection... Read More

This edition features an open letter to the Commisioner of  CSC detailing one prisoner’s claims of abuse at Bowden Institution. The legality of the Psychopathy Checklist (Revised) being conducted... Read More

Here Professor A.K. Dewdney questions how Sigmund Freud’s unproven theories form the basis of psychotherapy and further frame the diagnosis of an inmate’s mental health used at parole hearings.... Read More

Two articles here, each embodying aspects of justice, crime and criminality. The first article discusses Rene Girard’s theory of scapegoating. In the second article, printed from Simon Fraser’s Alumni... Read More

This issue features two articles. First,  Dr. Robert Hare presents his views on psychopathy and the Psychopathy Checklist. Second, a prisoner asserts his views on the conflict between Bill C-36, Correctional... Read More

This issue showcases articles which advocate for prisoners’ psychological and physical health. Specifically, a former prisoner pens his views opposing the judicial review of life sentences... Read More

This issue presents two articles which explore international incarceration. Both pieces look at elements of trust between inmates and staff and positive effects of family visits in comparison to North... Read More

This issue provides details regarding Netherland’s new experimental rehabilitation program for serious offenders and Mexico’s new prison devoid of bars and locks.  There is a lengthy article on the... Read More