The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue contains articles on the abnormal environment of prison, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Also included are pieces on custom motorcycles and motorcycle... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

The Gabber Express

(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... Read More

Out of Bounds V30(1)

(Spring 2013) released from William Head Institution

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

Tarpaper – July 1973

(July 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

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

The Communicator

(February 1998) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an opinion the death penalty and a criticism of polygraphs. Also featured are several reprinted articles, including those detailing the costs of a female prison, urinalysis,... Read More

Tightwire

(May-August 1982) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses “ex-offenders” finding employment, the Seven Steps self-help program, Native Studies at P4W, the Charter of Rights, and the P4W group Ten Plus.  The benefit of having... Read More

This issue concentrates on society’s views of criminals and the impact these opinions have on prisoners upon their release, specifically their employment.  There are several articles discussing society’s... 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 – July 1988

(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

Tocsin – February 1988

(February 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the recounting of a meeting with the warden, an ongoing project to transcribe article into braille, a program to help prisoners prepare for their release, a reprinted letter... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More

Avatar – September 1975

(September 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses the issues surrounding telling the truth in legal situations, including discussion of truth serums and polygraph testing. Also discussed are “privileges” in prison, the... Read More

Avatar – July 1975

(July 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue explores the reasons behind rising rates of violence and amendments to the Criminal Code. Also included is a piece on building more prisons in Kingston, and an article about allowing prisoners... Read More

Avatar – June 1975

(June - 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar addresses the economic reasons behind people being in favour of capital punishment and also justice for rich versus poor. There is an article reprinted from the Toronto Star on the... Read More