The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

101 results for ‘Judicial Process-Appeals’ 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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(January 1953) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This first issue of 1953 features articles on capital punishment, that the perils of eye-witness testimony, the problems of incarcerating youth with adults and how AA can be useful after prison.  Read More

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(February 1978) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with an exploration of the roots and contemporary features of “convict poetry”, identifying how imprisonment can amplify or awaken a need for free expression. Articles critique... Read More

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(Summer 2018) released from William Head Institution

This issue discusses prisoner rehabilitation and access to constructive activities such as the prospective return of prison farms and the limited access prisoners have to current technology.  Some information... Read More

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(Summer & Fall 1988) released from Stony Mountain Institution

This issue is solely dedicated to the work of The Stoney Mountain Justice Group, and includes information on the history and current objectives of the group, information on new advisors, a piece on “secret”... Read More

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(October 1974) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue of Off the Wall includes information on the Saskatoon Legal Assistance Clinic, a speech given during Prevention of Rehabilitation of Convicts week, and a highlight of the prison library. KEYWORDS:... Read More

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(February 1954) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Wally Johnston continues his series on the causes of crime in this issue. Other articles consider the nature of rehabilitation and punishment, the merits of an accused taking the stand at trial and a reprint... Read More

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(January 1951) released from Kingston Penitentiary

Summary: Among the highlights in this issue are articles discussing how to take university courses, the introduction of legal aid in Ontario, and the arrival of an x-ray machine at the penitentiary. Authors... Read More

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(September 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

This C.B. Diamond announces that it is a focussed attempt at a humorous issue, but includes many serious articles as well. This issue contains pieces regarding unemployment insurance for released prisoners,... Read More

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(May 1960) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes articles regarding the importance of correspondence to prisoners, whether or not women would marry an ex-prisoner, and a Toronto Globe & Mail piece regarding the need for a public... 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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(June 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue opens with a transcript of the Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner of Communications, John Braithwaite’s, speech from the March 1980 conference on “Managing the Criminal Justice... Read More

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(May 1956) released from Collins Bay Institution

In this issue, prisoners advocate for a Board of Review for long sentence, consider whether crime pays, discuss sports and entertainment in prison, struggles encountered upon release and possible changes... 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

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(June 1994) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue addresses the possibility of creating a separate aboriginal justice system, the reality of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences, and the ways that prisoners can access government... Read More