The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

295 results for ‘Correctional Policies’ found

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(August 1982) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial on psychological punishment, the description of prison as a degrading experience, memoriam of prisoners who have died in prison, an account of time spent in a... Read More

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(October 1986) released from Collins Bay Institution

Issues affecting lifers (those serving 25 year minimum sentences) are the central point of this inaugural issue. It also includes an article explaining the injustices with regards to remission policy... Read More

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(February 1996) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue addresses the possibility of creating a separate aboriginal justice system, the reality of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences, and the ways that prisoners can access government... Read More

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(April 1970) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue of the Advance contains an article about a debate held between Queen’s University students and prisoners on the subject of the legalization of marijuana. Also included are a number of... Read More

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(March 1970) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue of the Advance includes articles on the benefits of taking university courses, prisoner experiences with three-day passes, and an editorial about children smoking marijuana. Other items include... Read More

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(October 1972) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

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

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(1982) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article on internal searches, new visitation policies, statistics on those in favour of reinstating the death penalty, and the correlation between crime rates and the economy.... Read More

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(July 1985) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes minutes from a meeting with the warden, an explanation of the Inmate Committee’s role, a new laundry policy, issues with cell theft, an upcoming rodeo, and a sports update. Coded... Read More

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(1982) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the request for volunteers in the John Howard Society’s Women’s Group, the need for revitalization in the John Howard Society, the issue of Aboriginal prisoners’ ability... Read More

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(May 1974) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue contains yearly Jaycee reports, a commentary on the chief of police calling for capital punishment, and support for the Canadian Association of Social Workers in curtailing corporal punishment... Read More

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(August 1974) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

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

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(November 1975) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains a critique of guards asking for return of corporal and capital punishment, a reprint from the Globe & Mail about prison atrocities (particularly at Kingston), and the development... Read More

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(September 1974?) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains an interview with Warkworth psychologist, J. Pyziak, a letter reprinted from the Ottawa Citizen from prisoner regarding mandatory parole and its relation to prison overcrowding, and... Read More

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(December 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

Note: Issue number and part of cover is illegible. This small Christmas issue of The Outlook includes a piece from the director touching on prison overcrowding, a discussion of Life Skills coaching, and... Read More

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(August/September 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue of The Outlook discusses the political motivations behind increased security at the prison, and also addresses the restructuring of the prisoner committee. KEYWORDS: Pierre Trudeau, Jean-Pierre... Read More