The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

349 results for ‘Prisoner Struggles’ found

This issue of the C.B. Diamond concentrates on themes of hope, reform, and rehabilitation. Noteworthy pieces include articles on optimism versus pessimism, arguments for segregation of inmates, financial... Read More

Tightwire

(August 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This edition addresses the history of women in the Canadian federal penitentiary system, the International Conference on Prison Abolition, and the relationship between female criminality and the... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1973

(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

The Gladiator

(1993 Issue 1 ) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a newly instituted advice column discussing the role of correctional officers, an article offering an alternative view of how to approach substance use, and a list of... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes upcoming events, an interview with a lawyer about female prisons, how the prison system has failed Aboriginal prisoners, and criticism of female prisons. KEYWORDS: Elizabeth... Read More

Out of Bounds v.31(2&3)

(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

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

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

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

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

Tocsin

(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

Tocsin

(Mar/Apr 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a piece critiquing life sentences, this issue includes articles on whether youth sentences should be longer for those who commit “serious” crimes, and the costs of prisoners... Read More

Tocsin

(January 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to a list of the aims and objectives of the Collins’ Bay chapter of the John Howard Society and a list of programs offered by same, this issue includes a report from the Inmate Committee,... Read More