The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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C.B. Diamond

(1963) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to prisoner self-assessments, this issue includes pieces on the reasons behind prisoner nicknames, the work prisoners did to repair floats for a Kingston parade, recaps of Family Service Day... Read More

Highwitness News

(May 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

In addition to a piece on a Cost of Living Allowance for prisoners and a full print of the ‘1984 Update, Inmate Pay Program and Canteen Prices’ for the benefit of prisoners who have not had... Read More

Highwitness News

(October 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

Included in this issue is a guide to quitting smoking, an opinion piece on violence in the prison, and a piece on warrants. Also included are lengthy poetry, entertainment, and sports sections. Keywords:... Read More

Highwitness News

(January 1984) released from Millhaven Institution

This issue is primarily focused on entertainment: sports, including house league hockey; movies; humor; poetry; and a piece on Willie Nelson.   Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Avatar – May/Jun 1977

(May/Jun 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the necessity of accountability in prisons, this issue addresses the rates of convictions for First Nations people, wiretapping, news from the Inmate Committee, incoming... Read More

Avatar – April 1977

(April 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about federal bills, this issue includes an interview with the prison’s Assistant Director of Socialization Larry Stebbins on socialization and temporary absences, an... Read More

Avatar – Feb/Mar 1977

(Feb/Mar 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial response to the reports of a Millhaven Mafia and a commentary on violence against prisoners, this issue includes one prisoner’s experience with sentencing and the penal... Read More

Avatar

(March 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an opinion piece on the difference between medium and maximum security measures at the prison, this issue includes an opinion piece on the Canadian government’s ‘Peace &... Read More

Avatar – Jul/Aug 1977

(Jul/Aug 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

This significant issue of Avatar includes a 37-page response of the Solicitor General to the parliamentary sub-committee report on the penitentiary system in Canada. This issue also includes the Inmate... Read More

Con.T.A.C.T.

(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the establishment of a Prisoner Information Service, this issue contains pieces on the 3rd Annual Exceptional People’s Olympiad, crises in Canadian prisons, and conjugal... Read More

Catch 22

(August 22-28, 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

In addition to a calendar of events at the prison, this issue includes information on a limited day parole program, notices to prisoners, support of the Terry Fox Run, and sports. Keywords: Terry Fox,... Read More

Catch 22

(November 14-20, 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

In addition to a prison calendar of events and updates from the Inmate Committee, the issue includes a letter to the editor concerned with the quality of the food being supplied to prisoners, and an update... Read More

Catch-22

(January 30-February 5 1981) released from Matsqui Institution

In addition to a prison calendar of events and information from the Inmate Committee, this issue includes information on upcoming entertainment and a racket-ball tournament. Keywords: Case Management Team Coded... Read More

Catch 22

(September 19-25 1980) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains Inmate Committee news, a calendar of events, and information on vocational courses being offered. Keywords: vocational automotive, vocational welding, silkscreen printing Coded by Kate... Read More

Catch 22 – February 1981

(February 1981) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains information on new Temporary Absence procedures, updates for prisoners, and a section on sports. Keywords: Case Management Team, Temporary Absence Board Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More