The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

114 results for ‘Crime and Criminality’ found

Tarpaper – Jan/Feb 1979

(Jan/Feb 1979) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue reports news of a cabinet decision to reclassify Matsqui as maximum security and explores the problem of overcrowding in maximum security institutions in Canada. Articles examine the... Read More

This large issue of the Communicator contains the “Fines” chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada, an article on the relationship between law and justice, information... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue features news from the Inmate Committee, the committee’s finances, an article written by the lone woman in a men’s prison, and reflections on the recent death of a prisoner. Also... Read More

An editorial and an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day, the (in)effectiveness of the war on drugs, the First Nations practice of “rediscovery” as a behavioural intervention are topics... Read More

A variety of topics in this issue include the death penalty, the treatment/view of substance abuse as that of disease rather than crime, Buddhism and the garden shrine at William Head, and resocialization within... Read More

Included in this issue is an article on Judicial Review under Section 745 of the Criminal Code (which allows prisoners the opportunity to apply for a reduction to their eligibility date) and a death row... Read More

Articles on female CSC staff, prisoners rights in transfers between institutions, the plight of a 62 year old woman who is being held in maximum security and has applied several times (unsuccessfully)... Read More

The editorial opens this issue with day parole and halfway houses, and other articles include the Citizens United for Justice and Safety, experience in the South African Deportation Centre, prediction... Read More

The government’s war on drugs is the topic of one article and also included are articles on the need for expanded prisoner education (including computer training), sex in prison, and an opinion... Read More

This issue includes articles on gang wars and the drug trade in BC, Buddhism and the Buddhist Sacred Meditation Garden, and using prison programs as a vehicle for change. KEYWORDS: Buddhism, cognitive... Read More

Tarpaper – February 1973

(February 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue includes a lengthy article on prison reform, a reprint of the Model Sentencing Act, and prisoner response to the administration’s report on discipline. This issue also addresses... Read More

Out of Bounds

(January 9 1981) released from William Head Institution

An article outlining the history of Williams Head is in this issue, along with articles on youth being tried and sentenced as adults and the role of drugs in crime, and the criminality of drugs. KEYWORDS:... Read More

Tightwire

(Spring 1992) released from Kingston Prison For Women

    KEYWORDS: Elizabeth Fry Society, Healing Lodge, TaskForce on Federally Sentenced Women, Community Release Centres, Cesare Lombroso, meditation, Frontier College Prison Literacy Initiative  Read More

SUMMARY: This issues discusses the importance of prisoners answering their children’s’ questions about their incarceration, the types of crimes women commit, the factors that increase female criminality,... Read More

Penal reform and views on incarceration are strongly represented in this issue.  There is an article discussing strategies for managing on a prisoner’s budget while another highlights statistics concerning... Read More