The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Avatar – April 1975

(April 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains a piece on a Progressive Conservative MP looking to bring back Capital Punishment and issues with RCMP, and a discussion with Solicitor General Warren Allmand about future reforms to... Read More

Avatar – March 1975

(March 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar contains articles on murder and capital punishment, using the Bill of Rights to legal advantage, and the canteen boycott. Also included is an interview with the Chairman of the Prisoner... Read More

Avatar – January 1975

(January 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial about Supreme Court decisions regarding parole revocation and statutory remission, an article about the “prison problem” being neglected and the need for reform,... Read More

Avatar – August 1974

(August 1974) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines procedures for prisoners to file grievances, and also a description of a Pow-wow. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood, Commissioner’s Directive No. 231, Alcoholics Anonymous Coded... Read More

Odyssey v1(11)

(1981) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a response to a judge’s perception of court, a rebuttal to an interview portraying Canadian prisons as progressive, the repercussions of special handling units, issues... Read More

Odyssey v1(10)

(1981) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a memorial of a former prisoner written in part by Claire Culhane, a large amount of poetry, an article on prison culture and a case for prison abolition, updates regarding... Read More

Odyssey v1(9)

(1980) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial rejecting the new visitation program, the warden’s cancellation of prison socials, issues with mandatory supervision, information on corporate crime, a look... Read More

The Outlook – Winter/Spring 1997

(Winter/Spring 1997) released from Warkworth Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains information on a workshop for becoming nonviolent, a former prisoner’s account of job hunting, and technological advances in policing. Also included are reprinted facts on... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several opinion pieces, including thoughts on the reliability of juries, stereotyping, new initiatives put forth by the government, rehabilitation, the prisoner/guard relationship,... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter a letter from the editor expressing disappointment over lack of funding for films, facts about marijuana and its legal history, dissatisfaction with the prison’s menu, nutritional... Read More

Cemetery Road – August 1985

(August 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

Cemetery Road – May 1985

(May 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a piece on the failings of the prison system, a recap of a recent concert held in the prison, an article written by Claire Culhane on rising prison populations, an article... Read More

Cemetery Road – Spring 1985

(Spring 1985) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue grapples with the ideas that prison sentencing should become more standardised, that the reinstatement of the death penalty might become public desire, and that drug addicts should... Read More

Cemetery Road – September 1984

(September 1984) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses prison abolition, the practice of “gating” federal offenders, the importance of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and the perception of all prisoners as “sexual perverts”.... Read More

Cemetery Road – December 1983

(December 1983) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Canadian prisoners’ right to vote in great detail. It also addresses the Canadian penal system and its shortcomings, the previous policies of Canadian political parties... Read More