The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

349 results for ‘Prisoner Struggles’ found

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(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

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(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

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(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

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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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(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

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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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(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

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(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

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(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an piece on the Solitary Confinement Abolition Project, this issue contains an opinion piece on justice, views on prison homosexuality, and a critique of opinions on prison employment. Also... Read More

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(1979) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to reviews and recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee’, this issue contains pieces on the Exceptional People’s Olympiad, the electric chair, and information about the... 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

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(December 1977) released from Collins Bay Institution

In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting,... Read More

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(1993) released from Bath Institution

This issue includes an interview with Kingston Whig Standard publisher, John G. Doherty, an interview with a Case Management Officer about the role,  an interview with two tutors and a teacher of prisoners,... Read More

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(Dec 1983) released from Warkworth Institution

In addition to statistics of admission by offense, this issue includes information about Alcoholics Anonymous and reprints of news articles about alcohol-related vehicular accidents. Also included is a... Read More

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(2nd Quarter 1968) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue contains pieces about delinquency, the Inmate Musical-Comedy Concert, a commentary on capital punishment, and views on narcotics. Also included is a sports section and poetry. Keywords: Bill... Read More