The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

20 results for ‘George Watson’ found

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(July 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features letters from the retiring editor and his replacement, one prisoner’s reflections on his participation in Prisoners’ Justice Day, a letter dedicated to the head of... Read More

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(1981) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes information on upcoming events, a response to an article sensationalizing prison relationships, how women are treated in the criminal justice system, a list of issues prisoners... Read More

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(December 1983) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This issue includes a list of upcoming sporting events, new legislation allowing prisoners to vote and the platforms of each party, the threat of prisoner solidarity, Inmate Committee meeting... Read More

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(Summer 1984) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the effects of prisons on families, the function of the parole board, an article on volunteers, a profile on the director of a local branch of the John Howard Society, feelings... Read More

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(Jan/Feb 1987) released from William Head Institution

An article gives the writer’s opinion on “law and order” and “justice” policies as well as the Citizens United for Justice and Safety, parole and remission. KEYWORDS: law... Read More

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(1983) released from William Head Institution

The editorial opines that the court system is biased according to the accused’s position and who they know, and articles discuss prisoners forfeiting individual rights in exchange for better treatment,... Read More

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(1986) released from William Head Institution

Articles on female CSC staff, prisoners rights in transfers between institutions, the plight of a 62 year old woman who is being held in maximum security and has applied several times (unsuccessfully)... Read More

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(1986) released from William Head Institution

An editorial and an article discuss information and statistics on parole/mandatory supervision, and other articles include one written by Graham Stewart of the John Howard Society on Bill C-67, preparation... Read More

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(1983) released from William Head Institution

The editorial opens this issue with day parole and halfway houses, and other articles include the Citizens United for Justice and Safety, experience in the South African Deportation Centre, prediction... Read More

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(1988) released from William Head Institution

Alternatives to incarceration/imprisonment are the topic of a reprinted article from the Mission Messenger.  Also included are articles on education and employment options at William Head, and a view... Read More

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(1984) released from William Head Institution

An article including statistics on parole and time served by offence and an article on alternatives to prison form part of this issue.  Also in this issue is an article on the Laren House Society and... Read More