The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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SUMMARY: This issue contains an article detailing a lack of integrity among Case Management Teams, an interview with the deputy warden, and how prison shapes parenthood. Also included is a reprint on longer... Read More

Primetime – August 1981

(August 1981) released from Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes thoughts on a society without prison, changes around the institution, an insider’s perspective on life in prison, nutritional information, those suffering for crimes they... Read More

SUMMARY: This brief newsletter discusses the aftermath of a recent social held in the institution, chapel news, and a book review. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko  Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes nutritional facts, the rising cost of the postal service, an update from the Inmate Welfare Committee, GED program information, an update on the library, and information on... Read More

SUMMARY: The issue features a letter from the new editor who hopes to create a more positive publication, a breakdown of the nutritional value of the food being served to prisoners, quotes highlighting... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter discusses the importance of being a part of a community in and out of prison, upcoming events, and features some religious poetry. KEYWORDS: Salvation Army Group Coded by Bethany... Read More

SUMMARY: The newsletter features the announcement of a new editor, thoughts on the death penalty, a list of available religious services, and a call to support women ministerial candidates. KEYWORDS: Coded... Read More

SUMMARY: The newsletter features the announcement of a new editor, thoughts on the death penalty, a list of available religious services, and a call to support women ministerial candidates. KEYWORDS: Coded... Read More

This issue addresses the “conformity” trend in the prisoners’ clothing. There are statistics and opinions shared about Crime Stoppers in North America. One submission writes on the judicial system... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the recommendations for a new parole system, opinions on mandatory supervision, and a prisoner request for a prison safety committee. Coded by: Kate... 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

Tocsin – Winter 1989

(Winter 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article detailing one woman’s newly found awareness of prison activities, an upcoming seminar, a reprinted article on the role of the “black sheep” in family dynamics,... Read More

Tocsin – Fall 1988

(Fall 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the subculture of prison poetry, a realistic view of parole, and the legality around providing counsel for hearings in Disciplinary Court. KEYWORDS: Brentwood Recovery Program,... Read More

Tocsin – Nov/Dec 1980

(Nov/Dec 1980) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter discusses Canada’s lengthy prison sentences, the high cost of prisons, a recap from a meeting with the National Parole Board, the impact of captivity on the mind, a call to abolish... Read More

Avatar – December 1975

(December 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of Avatar is an entirely creative one, primarily consisting of short stories, poetry, and humour. Coded by: Kate Garrett    Read More