The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

Cemetery Road – Sep/Oct 1983

(Sep/Oct 1983) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY:  This issue includes articles on the continuous noise in prison, Inmate Committee news regarding earnings, the right for prisoners to vote, a reprinted article on nuclear war, a sports update,... Read More

Cemetery Road Issue 1

(Jul/Aug 1983) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features an editorial on the positive changes instituted by the Inmate Committee, increasing prison populations, a ceremony proposal from the Native Brotherhood, updates from the... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue starts off with a list of upcoming days of celebration, segues into a considerable amount of creative writing, health advice and facts about poisoning, and tips on finding inner peace. KEYWORDS:... Read More

The Grapevine

(February 1999) released from Grand Valley Institution for Women

SUMMARY: The newsletter details the existence and achievements of the Inmate Committee, information on prisoner wages, a list of rules and chargeable offences for new prisoners, health advice, and a newly... Read More

SUMMARY: This is issue features a letter from the warden, thoughts on motherhood and how women are viewed in society, and facts about sunscreen. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko    Read More

Kent Times v1(6)

(1988) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses news of a large prison escape, a recap of a recent uprising and the Inmate Committee’s recommendations for handling future incidents, an interview with one of the newsletter’s... Read More

Kent Times v1(5)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes letters from Claire Culhane, suggested changes to parole procedures, thoughts on violent children’s toys, Vietnam War veterans in Canada, how art and history are interconnected,... Read More

Kent Times v1(4)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes opinions on the death penalty and its alternatives, interviews with prisoners serving life sentences, updates on an upcoming boxing event, reprints on the death penalty, and... Read More

Kent Times v1(1)

(1986) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, messages from Claire Culhane, the implications of new legislation regarding parole, the request that prison administrators understand... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition features encouragement to recycle, the definition of a convict, a reference list of active groups in the prison, exercise routines, how to find enjoyment in the mundane, and a hockey... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue addresses the possibility of creating a separate aboriginal justice system, the reality of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences, and the ways that prisoners can access government... Read More

This issue includes an editorial about problems with mandatory supervision, and articles regarding “justified” homicide and lack of empathy for a dying prisoner. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood,... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes a sports update, brief Inmate Committee news, women as authority figures in prison, and becoming a better human being. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko    Read More