The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue concentrates on society’s views of criminals and the impact these opinions have on prisoners upon their release, specifically their employment.  There are several articles discussing society’s... Read More

Primetime – August 1981

(August 1981) released from Mountain Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes thoughts on a society without prison, changes around the institution, an insider’s perspective on life in prison, nutritional information, those suffering for crimes they... Read More

Articles in this issue focus on matters surrounding imprisonment such as habeas corpus and Bill C-67. A letter reports the suicide of a recently released prisoner; the writer uses the situation to address... Read More

A re-print from another paper starts this issue off with an article on the works of Clare Culhane. One prisoner’s point of view on capital punishment is printed as a poem, and another prisoner writes... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the recommendations for a new parole system, opinions on mandatory supervision, and a prisoner request for a prison safety committee. Coded by: Kate... Read More

The majority of this issue is made up of Jaycee items, as the penitentiary unit is made an official member, including an outline of what a Jaycee is and why one should become a Jaycee. Also included are... Read More

This issue addresses the need for a halfway house in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, and discusses ideas put to the administration regarding photographs of inmates for families and selling hobby... Read More

Tocsin – Winter 1989

(Winter 1989) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an article detailing one woman’s newly found awareness of prison activities, an upcoming seminar, a reprinted article on the role of the “black sheep” in family dynamics,... Read More

Tocsin – Fall 1988

(Fall 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the subculture of prison poetry, a realistic view of parole, and the legality around providing counsel for hearings in Disciplinary Court. KEYWORDS: Brentwood Recovery Program,... Read More

Tocsin – July 1988

(July 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features letters from the retiring editor and his replacement, one prisoner’s reflections on his participation in Prisoners’ Justice Day, a letter dedicated to the head of... Read More

Tocsin – February 1988

(February 1988) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the recounting of a meeting with the warden, an ongoing project to transcribe article into braille, a program to help prisoners prepare for their release, a reprinted letter... Read More

Avatar – April 1976

(April 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about issues with police, gun control legislation, and Peace & Security Bill. Also included are articles about how justice is applied differently, the possibility of... Read More

Avatar – February 1976

(February 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about the Millhaven tear-gassing, recommendations by the John Howard Society to change prison segregation punishment, an article about the problem of secrecy in prison,... Read More

Avatar – January

(January 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines the problems of the previous year (1975), and includes articles on the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary, the problems of reform schools in relation to recidivism,... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More