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Pendulum – February 1991

(February 1991) released from Joyceville Institution

In this issue there is information on the educational services available through Frontier College, the Private Family Visiting Program, and the new Narcotics Anonymous Vision group.  St. Leonard’s Brantford,... Read More

This issue contains no cover and no date.  It is a brief publication of only six pages featuring mostly poetry, prose, and jokes.  There is mention of prison overcrowding, the Seven Steps program, and... Read More

Pendulum – October 1990

(October 1990) released from Joyceville Institution

At the back of this issue there is an attachment of papers announcing a National Lifers Conference to be held at Joyceville Institution in 1991.  The closure of Kingston’s Prison For Women is also... Read More

This issue features two re-produced excerpts from “Crime and Punishment” (original source unclear)  discussing such things as the prisoners’ “course diet” and tobacco use in prison. ... Read More

This issue covers a variety of social-political topics and features a rare article published by the Royal Bank of Canada entitled Punishment and Crime that includes crime statistics and a report from... Read More

In this issue you can read a piece on caring by prisoner advocate Claire Culhane, a prisoner’s view on sentencing and legislation, and a two-page article entitled “The History of Crime and Punishment”.  Of... Read More

This Mission Rag is centered on the prison community, prison programs and their successes. See the editor’s view on prisoner connectedness to the outside world and its relationship to recidivism... Read More

In this issue is a memorial in honour of a prisoner who took his life at Mission Institution. This issue also has an editorial which compares Canada’s position on peace and freedom to other... Read More

Here you will read about the first successful prisoner appeal of Bill C67, and a debate on Canada’s new correctional policy: employment of female prison guards. As well, detailed here are several... Read More

Pendulum – December 1989

(December 1989) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue focuses on the programs and groups available for prisoners to join, including a kind of mentoring program for new prisoners called “Con-Talk”.  There is a section describing the many handmade... Read More

There is information in this issue on prisoner etiquette as well as an article advocating for education to be used in sentencing.  There is also an article involving the publication of crime statistics... Read More

Pendulum – April/May 1988

(April/May 1988) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue contains an article on James Earl Ray, the man convicted of assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.  Also, the issue of female guards working with male prisoners is examined.  There... Read More

Pendulum – March 1988

(March 1988) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue appears to be the original copy sent for approval and reveals what would have been censored in the final publication.  There is a focus on drugs in this issue: the effectiveness of drug testing,... Read More

Pendulum – February 1988

(February 1988) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue contains articles on Miami’s crime scene and legislative reform in U.S.S.R.  There is information on accommodation and transportation for family members visiting the prison.  KEYWORDS: Operation... Read More

Pendulum – January 1988

(January 1988) released from Joyceville Institution

Sentencing and its proposed reform is discussed in this issue, as is on-site weekend family visits for prisoners.  Information on income tax filing, the importance of dietary fibre, and one-on-one tutoring... Read More