The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

124 results for ‘Prisoner’s Families’ found

In this issue we see articles on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision on female guards’ employment due to the RCMP reinstatement of the same sex policy for guarding prisoners, preparing for... Read More

This issue includes information on prison statistics in Canada. The minutes from a meeting between the Inmate Committee and the Administration is recorded. There are news articles on the correlation between recession... Read More

Midnight Express

(June-July 1980) released from Edmonton Institution

SUMMARY: In this issue editors propose a minimum wage work program citing successful federal prison work programs in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. A positive review of the Health Care Unit recognizes... Read More

Midnight Express

(August 1980) released from Edmonton Institution

SUMMARY: An editorial reply to Commissioner of Corrections D.R. Yeomans response to a previous editorial, which compared prisoners to slaves, discusses prisoner’s rights and penitentiary staff interpreting... Read More

Out of Bounds

(December 1996) released from William Head Institution

Christmas issue with articles on the new telephone system with PIN numbers and pre-approved calling lists, a prisoner’s experience in “The Hole” (segregation), and the correlation between... Read More

Tarpaper – February 1973

(February 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue includes a lengthy article on prison reform, a reprint of the Model Sentencing Act, and prisoner response to the administration’s report on discipline. This issue also addresses... Read More

This issue starts off with a short story about a prisoners’ release and the issue he faces while being on parole. There is also an article that looks at both conditions inside Canadian Prisons and... Read More

S. M. Innovator

(Fall -1996) released from Stony Mountain Institution

The public’s need to be properly informed about the facts concerning crime and justice in Canada is discussed throughout this issue of S. M. Innovator, with fingers being pointed directly at... Read More

CONtact

(August 1980) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue has a lot of sports information but also contains a lengthy piece on grievances convicts have with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston. Other notable pieces include a newspaper article on... Read More

Tightwire

(Fall 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

      KEYWORDS:  Law Reform Commission “Working Paper #1”,  Daubny Commission, New Women in Sobriety (NEWS), Brentwood Program  Read More

SUMMARY: This issues discusses the importance of prisoners answering their children’s’ questions about their incarceration, the types of crimes women commit, the factors that increase female criminality,... Read More

Tarpaper – July/August 1979

(July/August 1979) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue begins with two articles discussing conjugal visits.  Questions surrounding parole are answered in-depth and the role of psychology in the criminal justice system is explored.  Also of interest... Read More

Tarpaper – Jan/Feb 1975

(Jan/Feb 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

Capital punishment is featured in a number of articles in this issue.  There is a call for art submissions, from prisoners across Canada, to be exhibited at the United Nations Congress on the Prevention... Read More

This issue addresses the need for volunteers to assist in rehabilitation and helping prisoners’ families. Also included is an article on how to overcome personal debt; editorials, articles, and statistics... Read More

William Head’s conversion from a medium to a minimum security prison is covered in this issue.  The warden is interviewed and answers questions regarding the new security status among other things. ... Read More