The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

204 results for ‘Human Rights’ found

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(August 1985) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

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

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(December 1990 ) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

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

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(October 1990) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

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

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(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

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(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

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(1979) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue contains information on the annual St. Leonard’s Society of Canada conference, the introduction of closed-circuit T.V. for police use, and human rights issues regarding parole.  There are... Read More

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(1981) released from Joyceville Institution

In this edition the focus is on mandatory supervision and parole.  There are also articles discussing human rights issues regarding mandatory supervision and parole.  There is a two-page column in French for... Read More

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(Fall and Winter 1968) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue deals with some of the political issues of the era (Vietnam War, Penal Reform, discrimination, etc.) and also provides an overview of the diverse issues confronting prisoners in Canada and the... Read More