The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1973

(October 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses how some prisoners can end up serving longer sentences then originally planned, and also contains a piece explaining temporary parole. Also included is an article about prisoners taking... Read More

Kent Times v1(3)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an account of becoming literate in prison, the creation of a writing workshop, tutoring programs, Aboriginal education in prison, news of institutions in America denying parole... Read More

Pathfinder v4(11)

(January 1955) released from Prince Albert Penitentiary

This New Year’s Edition features articles on AA, ‘judge shopping’, and an overview of the role of a Crown attorney.  Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes a letter of appreciation to prison volunteers, solutions to the cafeteria’s food waste problem, an option piece of same sex relationships in prison and the request for couples... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several thank you letters for donations made by prisoners, news of a new chaplain, and a new laundry room. The majority of the content are re-prints on health advice on exercise,... Read More

The Communicator

(Summer 1996) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article on prisoner’s rights, an update on settlements awarded to those who suffered abuse while in the government’s care in Nova Scotia, one prisoner’s reflections... Read More

The Insider

(July 1992) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the offering of a computer class and other courses, thoughts on how the staff treat the prisoners, an upcoming visit from Claire Culhane, reprinted statistics comparing Canada’s... Read More

Out of Bounds v.31(2&3)

(Spring/Fall 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue features articles on feelings of apathy within prison, the importance of remorse, advice on staying out of prison after your release, excerpts from a paper on the use of “system”... Read More

Tele-Scope

(January 1953) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This first issue of 1953 features articles on capital punishment, that the perils of eye-witness testimony, the problems of incarcerating youth with adults and how AA can be useful after prison.  Read More

Tarpaper

(February 1978) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with an exploration of the roots and contemporary features of “convict poetry”, identifying how imprisonment can amplify or awaken a need for free expression. Articles critique... Read More

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue presents statistics on the portion of the Canadian Correctional Service budget allocated to correctional programs and the effectiveness of such programs, as well as prison capacity,... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter features a letter to the editor regarding testing and treatment for Hepatitis C, extensive information on private prisons, an interview with a former prisoner about his experiences... Read More

This issue discusses prisoner rehabilitation and access to constructive activities such as the prospective return of prison farms and the limited access prisoners have to current technology.  Some information... Read More