The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

113 results for ‘Death Penalty/Capital Punishment’ found

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(Jun/Jul 1969) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue discusses capital punishment, the John Howard Society Convention, the Jaycee banquet,  halfway houses, and the use of corporal punishment in prison.   Keywords: John Howard Society, speech... Read More

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(February 1998) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an opinion the death penalty and a criticism of polygraphs. Also featured are several reprinted articles, including those detailing the costs of a female prison, urinalysis,... Read More

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(Spring 1986) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: In this issue, the 1985 UN World Conference on Women and the release of a Feminist Review of Criminal Law are discussed. The need for AIDS testing in prison, why prisoners refuse parole, the P4W... Read More

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(June 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with a transcript of the Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner of Communications, John Braithwaite’s, speech from the March 1980 conference on “Managing the Criminal Justice... Read More

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(May 1956) released from Collins Bay Institution

In this issue, prisoners advocate for a Board of Review for long sentence, consider whether crime pays, discuss sports and entertainment in prison, struggles encountered upon release and possible changes... Read More

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(May 1957) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue concentrates on society’s views of criminals and the impact these opinions have on prisoners upon their release, specifically their employment.  There are several articles discussing society’s... Read More

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(April 1987) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: The newsletter features the announcement of a new editor, thoughts on the death penalty, a list of available religious services, and a call to support women ministerial candidates. KEYWORDS: Coded... Read More

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(June 1987) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: The newsletter features the announcement of a new editor, thoughts on the death penalty, a list of available religious services, and a call to support women ministerial candidates. KEYWORDS: Coded... Read More

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(October 1987) released from Millhaven Institution

The prisoners’ committee begins this issue by addressing issues of inequality for prisoners in Millhaven as compared to other maximum security prisons. A satirical letter addresses the prison medical... Read More

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(January 1985) released from Millhaven Institution

A re-print from another paper starts this issue off with an article on the works of Clare Culhane. One prisoner’s point of view on capital punishment is printed as a poem, and another prisoner writes... Read More

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(July 1994) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This edition discusses police officers and their public glorification, maturity and knowledge, and the misunderstanding of politicians. Food, social events, sports, and problems at Collins Bay... Read More

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(February 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about the Millhaven tear-gassing, recommendations by the John Howard Society to change prison segregation punishment, an article about the problem of secrecy in prison,... Read More

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(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More

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(September 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses the issues surrounding telling the truth in legal situations, including discussion of truth serums and polygraph testing. Also discussed are “privileges” in prison, the... Read More

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(June - 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar addresses the economic reasons behind people being in favour of capital punishment and also justice for rich versus poor. There is an article reprinted from the Toronto Star on the... Read More