The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

204 results for ‘Human Rights’ found

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

Avatar- May 1975

(May 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains articles about legal issues in relation to parole, the challenges prisoners face in accessing their own files, and easing of marijuana penalties. Also included is a piece in which the... Read More

This issue of Avatar contains articles on murder and capital punishment, using the Bill of Rights to legal advantage, and the canteen boycott. Also included is an interview with the Chairman of the Prisoner... Read More

This issue contains one interview with the new Social & Culture Development Officer, and one about the Canadian Youth Research Project. There are articles about the law as it pertains to prisoners,... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a response to a judge’s perception of court, a rebuttal to an interview portraying Canadian prisons as progressive, the repercussions of special handling units, issues... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes a memorial of a former prisoner written in part by Claire Culhane, a large amount of poetry, an article on prison culture and a case for prison abolition, updates regarding... Read More

Odyssey

(May 1980) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features articles on suggested prison reforms, changes to social group activity policies, behaviour modification, the ineffectiveness of prisons, the many changes in parole regulations... Read More

Fallacy of Life

(August 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

Prejudice and discrimination of prisoners on both religious and political grounds is the main focal point of this issue. It looks at how religious figures in society neglect and cast out prisoners from... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

Cemetery Road – September 1984

(September 1984) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses prison abolition, the practice of “gating” federal offenders, the importance of Prisoners’ Justice Day, and the perception of all prisoners as “sexual perverts”.... Read More

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

SUMMARY:  This issue includes articles on the continuous noise in prison, Inmate Committee news regarding earnings, the right for prisoners to vote, a reprinted article on nuclear war, a sports update,... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article on internal searches, new visitation policies, statistics on those in favour of reinstating the death penalty, and the correlation between crime rates and the economy.... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes an article on the construction of a new portable living unit, increasing prison populations, fingerprinting, Canadian prisoners in international prisons, a reprinted interview... Read More