The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

114 results for ‘Crime and Criminality’ found

This issue contains a piece on a Progressive Conservative MP looking to bring back Capital Punishment and issues with RCMP, and a discussion with Solicitor General Warren Allmand about future reforms to... Read More

This issue of Avatar contains articles on murder and capital punishment, using the Bill of Rights to legal advantage, and the canteen boycott. Also included is an interview with the Chairman of the Prisoner... Read More

This issue contains one interview with the new Social & Culture Development Officer, and one about the Canadian Youth Research Project. There are articles about the law as it pertains to prisoners,... Read More

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

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial rejecting the new visitation program, the warden’s cancellation of prison socials, issues with mandatory supervision, information on corporate crime, a look... Read More

This issue highlights a motion introduced in Parliament to abolish capital punishment completely and replace it with a mandatory 25-year sentence before parole. Also included is an article on fewer prisoners... Read More

Fallacy of Life

(August 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

Prejudice and discrimination of prisoners on both religious and political grounds is the main focal point of this issue. It looks at how religious figures in society neglect and cast out prisoners from... Read More

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

SUMMARY: This issue grapples with the ideas that prison sentencing should become more standardised, that the reinstatement of the death penalty might become public desire, and that drug addicts should... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1974

(October 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue of Tarpaper includes articles on the social problem of drug addiction, a prisoner’s wife’s experience with social imprisonment, and the Divine Light Mission. Also included is a piece... Read More

This inaugural issue of The Millhaven Momentum addresses the need for government to change to prison system for the better, and includes articles comparing prison to a concentration camp, addressing the... Read More

This issue includes an open letter to Solicitor General Warren Allmand about a Vancouver Sun article calling him out as being “unable to be effective”, a piece on habitual criminals, an article... Read More

Included in this issue are discussions of how “easy” it is to go to jail and what prison means to a prisoner. There is also a lengthy inmate reaction to being included in the annual convention... Read More

Tocsin

(1981) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This edition focuses on the John Howard Society (JHS) of Kingston including its withdrawal from parole supervision and efforts to abolish mandatory supervision because of an increasing emphasis... Read More

This issue of the Echo includes articles about the increase in prison escapes and security, the benefits of family visits, and the CONCERN organization established by the family and friends of prisoners. KEYWORDS:... Read More