The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Summary: This issue includes a note from the new editor, a message from the “Inmate Committee” which includes an announcement for an upcoming meeting with the Citizens Advisory Committee, Svend Robinson,... Read More

Summary: This issue includes a message from both the President and Vice-President of the organization, letters from program co-ordinators with information regarding programs, a history of the N.B.O with... 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

SUMMARY: This issue includes correspondence with the magazine’s readership, a response to a suggested legislation around parole eligibility, advice for adjusting to life outside of prison, feedback on... Read More

Tele-Scope v5(5)

(July 1955) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue opens with a piece which considers the use of indeterminate sentences and a later article considers the problem of long sentences. KEYWORDS: Habitual Criminals Act  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

Ferndale Newsletter v2.1

(January 1995) released from Ferndale Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a letter from the warden and reminders to clean up after oneself, leave the fire alarms alone, and not to damage the telephones. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko    Read More

Summary: This issue includes a report on the Native Inmate Student Club and their First Annual Traditional Feast, Christmas greetings, and recognition of prisoners’ successful completion of programs... Read More

This spring issue features biological details of the retrovirus HIV and new counter-therapies such as antibodies and block binding. As well, an article on second hand smoke provides statistics on carbon... Read More

The Gladiator

(1993 Issue 1 ) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a newly instituted advice column discussing the role of correctional officers, an article offering an alternative view of how to approach substance use, and a list of... 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 includes a report from the president of the Blackfoot Awareness Group (B.A.G),  a summary of the Family Day Social and general information on B.A.G KEYWORDS: Blackfoot Awareness Group... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes upcoming events, an interview with a lawyer about female prisons, how the prison system has failed Aboriginal prisoners, and criticism of female prisons. KEYWORDS: Elizabeth... 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