The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

324 results for ‘Mental Health’ found

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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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(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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(May 1959) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue discusses the need for personal interviews in Parole Board dealings with prisoners, urges an end to discrimination particularly based on skin colour and religious beliefs, and draws a correlation... Read More

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(December 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue of the C.B. Diamond includes articles on several topics including the effectiveness of prison journalism and the importance of prison editors, beliefs about punishment and human behaviour,... Read More

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(December 1954) released from Collins Bay Institution

This Christmas issue includes editorials, stories, and poetry inspired by the season. There are also articles regarding the negative effects of rumours on prisoners, especially when related to statutory... Read More

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(February 1998) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an opinion the death penalty and a criticism of polygraphs. Also featured are several reprinted articles, including those detailing the costs of a female prison, urinalysis,... Read More

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(August 1993) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

SUMMARY: This issue lists statistics about the prison population, an opinion piece on greed and the convict code, the use of labelling and stereotypes within prison, thoughts on the outward expression... Read More

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(Christmas 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This Tightwire issue contains Christmas cards, poetry, and the prison’s chapel schedule.  It discusses anger resolution, computer skills, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and risk... Read More

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(June 1989) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This issue features the definition of a convict, effects of alcoholism on families, the view of television as a privilege, some hockey news, and information on a new visitation program. KEYWORDS:... Read More

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(February 1994) released from Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue features many letters on the successes and issues with the prison’s Christmas open house, the Christmas toy making project and other charitable ventures, a new group to support survivors... 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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(April 1998) released from Bath Institution

SUMMARY: The issue includes a photo exhibit brought to the prison, the results on a recent Inmate Committee election, unappetizing prison food, rules and information surrounding access to personal computers,... Read More

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(2008) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes information on the Custody Rating Scale as it is used to determine security levels, an opinion on prisons (written for Prisoner Justice Day), tips on staying connected to children while... Read More

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(Spring 1997) released from Stony Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains an article detailing a lack of integrity among Case Management Teams, an interview with the deputy warden, and how prison shapes parenthood. Also included is a reprint on longer... Read More

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(August 1983) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article on the lack of prison administration accountability, several pieces on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a reprinted article of the lack of disciplinary action taken against... Read More