The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue of Advance includes an editorial on how prison conditions have improved since the 1950s and 60s, an interview with the director of the prison, C. W. Chitty, and pieces on traditional First Nations... Read More

As well as the usual personal letters and poetry, this issue includes editorials on what Alcoholics Anonymous is for and why it needs to be in prisons, and an article reprinted from The Province about... Read More

This issue of The Advance contains pieces on how the media influences perceptions of prisoners, the problem of suicide in prison, and the struggle for equality – particularly Gay Liberation. Also... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the prison visiting facilities, an open letter from the prisoner committee, and a piece on The Fraternity, a halfway house in Sudbury. Also included... Read More

Over The Wall Issue 1

(Spring 2014) released from

This issue includes articles on prisoner pay cuts, a call for support of Tyendinaga Mohawk protesters over missing and murdered Indigenous women, an updates on various prison and anti-prison actions. Keywords:... Read More

This issue includes an analysis of how people profit from punishment, a piece on the recidivism rates of federal prisoners, including crime and police statistics, an update on the Lifers’ Group,... Read More

Over the Wall Issue 2

(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

Pen-O-Rama

(December 1962) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

Included in this issue is an announcement of the new Minister of Justice, pieces about loneliness, and the importance of “little things” to prisoners, and what parole can mean for a paroled... Read More

The Mountain Echo

(July 1994) released from Mountain Institution

This issue contains commentaries on risk-taking, a book about adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, a counselling program being offered by the Residential Historical Abuse Program for victims of sexual... Read More

This issue includes an editorial on smoking and the difficulty of quitting the habit, a look at the legal definition and details of temporary absences, pieces on freedom and restorative justice, and a... Read More

This issue contains a commentary on how crime is good for the economy, the Conservative policy of getting “tough on crime”, a long piece on dying in prison, a commentary on food in prison,... Read More

This issue contains articles on the abnormal environment of prison, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Also included are pieces on custom motorcycles and motorcycle... Read More

This Christmas issue addresses unemployment in the prison, and also includes an editorial on carceral issues at Collin’s Bay, a large piece on the benefits of yoga, an article on juvenile delinquency,... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

This issue contains part two of a three-part piece written by Professor Melissa Munn PhD on the subject of staying out of prison, part two on the subject of adjusting to life immediately after release.... Read More