The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

282 results for ‘Mental Health’ found

Out of Bounds v32(1)

(Spring 2015) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes correspondence with the magazine’s readership, a response to a suggested legislation around parole eligibility, advice for adjusting to life outside of prison, feedback on... Read More

Pathfinder v4(11)

(January 1955) released from Prince Albert Penitentiary

This New Year’s Edition features articles on AA, ‘judge shopping’, and an overview of the role of a Crown attorney.  Read More

The Gladiator

(1993 Issue 1 ) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a newly instituted advice column discussing the role of correctional officers, an article offering an alternative view of how to approach substance use, and a list of... Read More

Out of Bounds v31(1)

(March 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a letter of appreciation to prison volunteers, solutions to the cafeteria’s food waste problem, an option piece of same sex relationships in prison and the request for couples... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes upcoming events, an interview with a lawyer about female prisons, how the prison system has failed Aboriginal prisoners, and criticism of female prisons. KEYWORDS: Elizabeth... Read More

The Insider

(July 1992) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the offering of a computer class and other courses, thoughts on how the staff treat the prisoners, an upcoming visit from Claire Culhane, reprinted statistics comparing Canada’s... Read More

Out of Bounds v.31(2&3)

(Spring/Fall 2014) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue features articles on feelings of apathy within prison, the importance of remorse, advice on staying out of prison after your release, excerpts from a paper on the use of “system”... Read More

This is the inaugural issue of The Mallard. The founding Editor writes that this publication should be a place to “share news, opinion and creative expression.” This issue features an article... Read More

New Dimensions – May 1978

(May 1978) released from Oakalla Prison

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... Read More

Odyssey

(1978) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue emphasizes the need for increased citizen awareness of, and involvement in, the penal system. Articles call for the implementation of a Bill of Rights for Prisoners, improved medical... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue presents statistics on the portion of the Canadian Correctional Service budget allocated to correctional programs and the effectiveness of such programs, as well as prison capacity,... Read More

Tightwire V22(4)

(Winter 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses Christmas in prison, the suicide of a prisoner in the segregation unit of P4W, and the poor living conditions at P4W. Articles address the health implications of smoking and... Read More

Out of Bounds v.34(1)

(Spring 2017) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features a letter to the editor regarding testing and treatment for Hepatitis C, extensive information on private prisons, an interview with a former prisoner about his experiences... Read More

Out of Bounds v.35(1)

(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

Tocsin

(Mar/Apr 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece critiquing life sentences, this issue includes articles on whether youth sentences should be longer for those who commit “serious” crimes, and the costs of prisoners... Read More