The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

Out of Bounds v32(1)

(Spring 2015) released from William Head Institution

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

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

Out of Bounds v31(1)

(March 2014) released from William Head Institution

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 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

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

This is the inaugural issue of The Mallard. The founding Editor writes that this publication should be a place to “share news, opinion and creative expression.” This issue features an article... Read More

This issue is dedicated to (and features an article about) Glen Flett, founder of the L.I.N.C. society. Other articles discuss the federal election, self injury, meditation, and the the Elizabeth Fry Society.    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