The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

140 results for ‘Parole/Mandatory Release’ found

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(October 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue addresses how some prisoners can end up serving longer sentences then originally planned, and also contains a piece explaining temporary parole. Also included is an article about prisoners taking... Read More

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(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

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(March 8, 1988) released from

SUMMARY: This brief newsletter features a questionnaire regarding parole, followed by information and statistics about parole and the definition of a life sentence. KEYWORDS: Coded by Bethany Sanjenko Donated... Read More

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(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

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(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

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(January 2010) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

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

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(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

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(May/Jun 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece on the “Taking Responsibility” report from The House of Commons Standing Committee of Justice and the Solicitor General, the issue includes a critique of Corrections... Read More

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(July 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an editorial and an opinion piece on the passage in Parliament of Bills C-67 and C-68, this paper includes questions and answers on credit cards, interviews with the prison’s interim... Read More

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(June 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an interview with the Coordinator of Education and Employment, this issue includes a piece on Parole in Canada, and various physical health items. Also included is sports coverage, humor,... Read More

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(Mar/Apr 1958) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial on the election of the 24th Parliament, this issue includes questions and answers about parole, and pieces on juvenile delinquency, the importance of “admitting”... Read More

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(October 1963) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece about a prisoner-led building boom at the prison, this issue includes a prisoner opinion poll on the subject of parole, an editorial on the programs that Kingston needs to make prisoners... Read More

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(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

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(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

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(October 1992) released from Bath Institution

This issue contains information about the Bath Institution Terry Fox Run, answers to prisoner questions by the Assistant Commissioner of Penitentiaries, John Rama, a piece on a prisoner trip to the Whig... Read More