The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

114 results for ‘Crime and Criminality’ found

This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

Tightwire

(August 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition addresses the history of women in the Canadian federal penitentiary system, the International Conference on Prison Abolition, and the relationship between female criminality and the... Read More

Kent Times v1(3)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an account of becoming literate in prison, the creation of a writing workshop, tutoring programs, Aboriginal education in prison, news of institutions in America denying parole... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes nutritional information from the kitchen, and update from The Pagan Group, advice on starting your own business, and a list of offenses and subsequent punishments from... Read More

C.B. Diamond

(November 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the importance of the penal press, this issue includes pieces on the Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign, a prisoner’s experience of serving multiple sentences,... Read More

In addition to an editorial response to the reports of a Millhaven Mafia and a commentary on violence against prisoners, this issue includes one prisoner’s experience with sentencing and the penal... Read More

In addition to an editorial on the establishment of a Prisoner Information Service, this issue contains pieces on the 3rd Annual Exceptional People’s Olympiad, crises in Canadian prisons, and conjugal... Read More

Advance – 2nd Quarter 1968

(2nd Quarter 1968) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue contains pieces about delinquency, the Inmate Musical-Comedy Concert, a commentary on capital punishment, and views on narcotics. Also included is a sports section and poetry. Keywords: Bill... Read More

In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment... Read More

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

This issue is completely dedicated to the work of the Phoenix Group, a Mountain Institution self-help sex-offender group. This issue provides information about the history of the group, the structure,... Read More

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... Read More

This issue of Off the Wall contains a piece on sentencing prisoners that have committed an internal offence, a piece on megavitamin therapy and treatment of schizophrenia, an article about problems for... Read More

This issue of Transition contains an editorial regarding the organization of a prisoners’ trade union, and articles on the contradictions of parole and recidivism, and the penitentiary service finding... Read More

This issue includes articles on how prisoners are hurt by outstanding charges, debating the issues with longer prison terms, and a piece on feeling the need to hide one’s intelligence. Also included... Read More