The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

113 results for ‘Death Penalty/Capital Punishment’ found

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(August 1956) released from Collins Bay Institution

Rehabilitation and parole are recurring themes in this issue of the C.B. Diamond.  There is an article on the Vocational Placement for the Osborne Association which finds employment for ex-convicts as... Read More

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(April 1954) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Easter edition clears up misperceptions regarding parole in Canada, specifically the myth that there is a parole system (at the time of this publication).  The success of parole in other countries... Read More

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(Summer 1990) released from Warkworth Institution

A number of articles in this issue focus on drugs: in the prison, on the street,testing, trafficking.  Mumia Abu-Jamal shares his thoughts on the treatment of African Americans in the justice system and... Read More

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(2006) released from William Head Institution

The Federal Court ruling on the security fence at William’s Head Institution is recapped in this issue (i.e. why does a minimum security facility have a medium security fence?).  Capital punishment... Read More

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(October 1979) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue begins with several letters to the Editor and then reproduces articles about the Exceptional People’s Olympiad at Collins Bay Penitentiary (from The Whig Standard), an art exhibit of... Read More

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(Nov/Dec 1984) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains articles on the Newbrey House (a halfway house for Aboriginal ex-convicts), the HELP employment program, and Newfoundland’s first minimum-security prison set to open in 1987.  New... Read More

This edition starts with responses to a letter to the Edmonton Journal which claims that prisoners “have it easy”.  Another piece written by a law professor at the University of Alberta spells... Read More

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(June 1954) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains several references to World War II, in particular an article citing the absence of mothers and fathers (due to the war) as a factor contributing to the large number of youthful offenders. ... Read More

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(July/August 1995) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue showcases articles which advocate for prisoners’ psychological and physical health. Specifically, a former prisoner pens his views opposing the judicial review of life sentences... Read More

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(Summer 1985) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue celebrates Prisoner Justice Day with several human rights pieces covering both problems and solutions. A sample of these topics include Kingston Penitentiary’s first female warden in 1967,... Read More

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(July 1957) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue provides details regarding Netherland’s new experimental rehabilitation program for serious offenders and Mexico’s new prison devoid of bars and locks.  There is a lengthy article on the... Read More

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(December 1985) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This year-end issue presents a great variety of topics. Highlights center on the Solicitor General’s leadership initiatives and priorities such as mandatory supervision, Inmate Employment Program... Read More

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(January 1957) released from Collins Bay Institution

This New Year’s issue features an article on the controversial practice of capital punishment and its debateable effectiveness as a deterrent. Other articles discuss issues with employment for ex-convicts... Read More

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(June 1957) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue features two articles on employment after prison with a focus on the employers and the reasons for hiring ex-convicts.  Also of interest is a piece on youthful offenders gaining criminal knowledge... Read More

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(November 1985) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue offers four feature articles among a broad spectrum of topics relating to prisoners’ rights. First, a biographical article about prisoner advocate Claire Culhane, her history and her... Read More