The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

324 results for ‘Mental Health’ found

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(Summer 2009) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains many letters to the editor, an editorial on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a piece on being tired of jail and the ways to work on getting out and staying out, and a prisoner’s... Read More

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(October 1976) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue of Off the Wall contains a piece on sentencing prisoners that have committed an internal offence, a piece on megavitamin therapy and treatment of schizophrenia, an article about problems for... Read More

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(March/April 1974) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue focuses on the psychiatric treatment of prisoners, including a piece on the concern of a Research Subject, the agreement for the Behaviour Disorder Program, and a look at the legal rights of... Read More

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(January 1975) released from Regional Reception Centre

This issue of Changing Times includes an opinion piece on improving rehabilitation programs, an article regarding the reworking of the prisoner committee, and a mention of hearings into brutality at Toronto... Read More

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(March 1970) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on rehabilitation and education centres for First Nations and Métis, and the consequences of cultural loss. Also addressed is the need for prisoner education, the idea for... Read More

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(Fall 1990) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue includes updates on the current state of the prison (finances, health care, available education, food drives, etc), reports from committees and support groups, a piece about Prisoners’... Read More

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(January 1975) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue of Off the Wall contains an editorial regarding the new proposals to the parole system, and proposal of the Correctional Investigator. KEYWORDS:  ‘Parole In Canada’, discretionary... Read More

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(May 1, 2005) released from Frontenac Institution

Included in this issue are articles on what Canadians what from our health care system, how the prison dairy runs, the oil industry, and an opinion piece on abortion and euthanasia.   Coded by Kate... Read More

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(July 1974) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue of Advance includes an editorial on how prison conditions have improved since the 1950s and 60s, an interview with the director of the prison, C. W. Chitty, and pieces on traditional First Nations... Read More

As well as the usual personal letters and poetry, this issue includes editorials on what Alcoholics Anonymous is for and why it needs to be in prisons, and an article reprinted from The Province about... Read More

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(Winter 1995) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the “me first” attitude of prisoners, an article on the cost of prohibiting substances, and pieces on Toastmasters, chiropractic, AA, and William Head’s... Read More

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(August 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes articles on how prisoners are hurt by outstanding charges, debating the issues with longer prison terms, and a piece on feeling the need to hide one’s intelligence. Also included... 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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(December 1962) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

Included in this issue is an announcement of the new Minister of Justice, pieces about loneliness, and the importance of “little things” to prisoners, and what parole can mean for a paroled... Read More

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(July 1994) released from Mountain Institution

This issue contains commentaries on risk-taking, a book about adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, a counselling program being offered by the Residential Historical Abuse Program for victims of sexual... Read More