The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

125 results for ‘International issues’ found

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(August 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition addresses the history of women in the Canadian federal penitentiary system, the International Conference on Prison Abolition, and the relationship between female criminality and the... Read More

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(February 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

Beginning with the excellent editorial “I Am the Penal Press”, this issue includes guest editorials on the subject of prisoner motives and being viewed as society’s “rejects”,... Read More

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(Summer 1964) released from Collins Bay Institution

Included in this issue are articles regarding the expected closure of Kingston Penitentiary, the possibility of another future prison for women, opinion pieces on anti-smoking and what makes a criminal,... Read More

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(January/February 1963) released from Mountain Institution

This issue highlights a piece contributed by Warden John C. Burke of the Wisconsin State Prison. Also included in this issue are pieces about the CBC hosted concert and Inmate Variety Show at the prison,... Read More

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(November 1956) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue includes an editorial on “humane” capital punishment, a case for probation in Canada, a look inside Kingston Prison, and a piece on repairing toys in prison. Also included are articles... Read More

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(Winter 2011) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... Read More

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(Fall 1997) released from Springhill Institution

This issue includes a piece about the new Warden, notes from the Inmate Committee and Warden’s meeting, and a report from the women’s unit. Also included are articles on tutoring, the right... Read More

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(May 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses problems such as how many people are in prison for small crimes, issues in Belfast, prisoners discussing the Peace and Security Bill, and opinions on replacing capital punishment with... Read More

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(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

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(November 1951) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of the C.B. Diamond contains articles regarding the benefits of vocational training and Alcoholics Anonymous, the experience of “Lights Out” for prisoners, and the price of freedom,... Read More

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(October 2004) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the results of a recent Inmate Committee election, an explanation of how learning disabilities work, a reprint from the educational department on spelling reform, an account... Read More

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(Spring 1986) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: In this issue, the 1985 UN World Conference on Women and the release of a Feminist Review of Criminal Law are discussed. The need for AIDS testing in prison, why prisoners refuse parole, the P4W... Read More

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(Spring 1989) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a reprint on child poverty, reprint from a booklet on women’s issues, excerpts from Beatrice Culleton’s book, a letter from the National Native Brotherhood, and the... Read More

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(Fall 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: Contemplative and purposeful poetry and prose in this issue reflect on imprisonment, environmentalism, industrialism, capitalism, materialism, greed, poverty, religion, species supremacy, big... Read More

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(May 1957) released from Collins Bay Institution

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