The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

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This issue is dedicated to (and features an article about) Glen Flett, founder of the L.I.N.C. society. Other articles discuss the federal election, self injury, meditation, and the the Elizabeth Fry Society.    Read More

Tarpaper

(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

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

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Out of Bounds v34(4)

(Winter 2017) released from William Head Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a look at the American prison system, an article on Gord Downie’s legacy, a recap of a recent symposium for the arts, research being done on the prison’s theatre program,... 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

The Gabber Express

(August 2018) released from Matsqui Institution

Issue focussed on Prisoners’ Justice Day.  Read More