The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Doin’ Time Review

(September 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

This short issue contains sports statistics, entertainment options, poetry, and information on life skills classes and the Native Brotherhood social. Keywords: Indian Day Coded by Kate Garrett.  Read More

This issue contains a large piece on the education and empowerment of prisoners, a commentary on the challenge of leaving prison and recidivism, an editorial on the Ashley Smith inquest, and an in-depth... Read More

This issue discusses capital punishment, the John Howard Society Convention, the Jaycee banquet,  halfway houses, and the use of corporal punishment in prison.   Keywords: John Howard Society, speech... Read More

Tarpaper – December 1973

(December 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a lengthy article on the expansion of psychiatric prisons. Also included is a piece about prisoners’ wives establishing a new group to campaign for services, and a prisoner profile.... Read More

This large issue has a focus on parole, including an editorial on flaws in the system, a letter from the National Parole Board with parole statistics, recidivist statistics for Canadian prisons, and a... Read More

Tele-Scope v4(6)

(February 1954) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Wally Johnston continues his series on the causes of crime in this issue. Other articles consider the nature of rehabilitation and punishment, the merits of an accused taking the stand at trial and a reprint... Read More

This issue features a few articles about the nature of punishment and how to reduce prison populations.   Key Words: Catholic Rehabilitative Services, National Employment Service  Read More

Mountain Echoes V1(4)

(December 1951) released from Manitoba Penitentiary

feature article in this issue talks about the challenges faced after release.  Other pieces focus on Christmas on the inside and outside of prison.  Read More

Beacon v1(3)

(October 5, 1951) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

In this issue, the possible formation of an “inmate committee” is discussed. A brief piece discusses whether women need to be glamorous to be considered attractive by men. Key Words: Inmate Recreation... Read More

This issue contains a few articles about the importance of the penal press. Other pieces educate on the history of poker and the issue of lengthy sentences being considered a deterrent. KEY WORDS: Remission,... Read More

Tele-Scope v1(6)

(January 1951) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Summary: Among the highlights in this issue are articles discussing how to take university courses, the introduction of legal aid in Ontario, and the arrival of an x-ray machine at the penitentiary. Authors... Read More

This issue contains a satirical editorial on the killing and eating of drug addicts, a profile of the engineering shop, an article on classification and lifting the bar of discrimination against former... Read More

This issue contains articles about release, what prison is like, the history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and an obituary for the late Ruth Morris – founder of the international prison abolitionist... Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(August-September 1958) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

This issue contains an editorial about the Minister of Justice, a piece on rehabilitation through orientation, and a section on reading in prison. Also included are pieces on visiting privileges, drawing... Read More

Out of Bounds V30(4)

(December 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on diet and Buddhism, articles on strengthening your back, global warming, the need for accountability of prison administrations and the aims of the Prisoner Action Coalition,... Read More