The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

101 results for ‘Judicial Process-Appeals’ found

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

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 – 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

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

SUMMARY: This issue includes a piece on financial struggles, a reprinted article on the death penalty, prison and colonialism, reflections on writing about prison, the financial aspect of making an appeal,... 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 contains several opinion pieces, including thoughts on the reliability of juries, stereotyping, new initiatives put forth by the government, rehabilitation, the prisoner/guard relationship,... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue grapples with the ideas that prison sentencing should become more standardised, that the reinstatement of the death penalty might become public desire, and that drug addicts should... 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

Fallacy of Life

(October 1986) released from Collins Bay Institution

Issues affecting lifers (those serving 25 year minimum sentences) are the central point of this inaugural issue. It also includes an article explaining the injustices with regards to remission policy... Read More

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

This issue includes an editorial about problems with mandatory supervision, and articles regarding “justified” homicide and lack of empathy for a dying prisoner. KEYWORDS:  Native Brotherhood,... Read More

Included in this issue are discussions of how “easy” it is to go to jail and what prison means to a prisoner. There is also a lengthy inmate reaction to being included in the annual convention... Read More

This issue of Inside News contains articles on official pardons, ex-prisoners and Project Re-Entry, parole and temporary absences, and a critique of transcendental meditation. Also included is an editorial... Read More

Parole board backlog and the low rate of granted early release are the main focal points of this issue, as well as an editorial by Claire Culhane about the “gating” of prisoners. Other subjects... Read More