The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

113 results for ‘Death Penalty/Capital Punishment’ found

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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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(1995) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains a piece on the effects of overcrowding, an article arguing that past trauma does not excuse criminal acts, inflated crime statistics, the visitation process and the effects... Read More

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(Fall 1995) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes encouragement for prisoners to further their education, thoughts on prisons as the true manufacturers of crime, how transfers keep prisoners away from their families,... Read More

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(February 10, 1987) released from Collins Bay Institution

The debate about capital punishment in Canada is the focus of this issue. The article in this issue compares the public’s perception of crime vs. what the statistics say about crime, particularly violent... Read More

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(April 1976) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue of The Outlook includes an interview with Living Unit Officer L. Campbell, a piece on sentencing in regards to the Bill of Rights, a critique of the prison, and a piece on how marijuana decriminalization... 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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(October 1988) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a definition of justice, a letter from the president and other members of the Lifers’ Group, a response to a Victim’s Rights Group protest, current initiatives being put... Read More

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(May 1987) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: The newsletter features reignited debate over the death penalty, reprinted extensive parole statistics, public perception of prisoners serving life sentences, and demographic information for homicide... Read More

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(1981) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes perspectives from a prisoner serving a life sentence, the behavioural science behind jury selection, the Toastmasters Club’s participation in a speech competition, and upcoming... Read More

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(Apr/May 1988) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter discusses the implementation of a special board at the institution, thoughts on free trade, government censorship initiatives, a reprinted article by Alan Dershowitz, price increases... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes an interview with kitchen staff, a list of new programs, an interview with administration regarding various changes in the prison, censoring of the videos prisoners are allowed... Read More

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(September/October 1975) released from Springhill Institution

This issue of the Communicator includes an editorial on how the paper came to be, an article on capital punishment, a piece about prison diarists, and a call for penal reforms by Jesuit prison chaplains.... Read More

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(1984) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes writing on what it means to be a warrior, the increase in prisoner deaths by suicide, perspective on involuntary transfers, lack of adherence to the convict code, women and... Read More

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(1981) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes reprinted articles on the issue of mandatory 25-year sentences, the misconception that imprisonment is the only option, providing education to young offenders to prevent future... Read More

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(Spring 1996) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes thoughts on the death penalty, a visitation handbook written by Claire Culhane, the implications of the war on drugs, upset regarding a new piece of technology being used during... Read More