The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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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

Drugs are a major theme of this issue with two prisoners giving detailed and candid accounts of their drug use and addiction.  Other articles include information for prisoners about how to access their... Read More

This issue contains two major announcements: CSC’s replacement of the detested Millennium telephone system and the long-awaited closure of P4W.  Also in this issue are articles on the convict code,... Read More

Articles include discussion of CSC’s evaluation of future possibilities for changes to the prison model, a prisoner’s experience in Leavenworth, legal article on the faint hope clause, labeling and... Read More

A number of articles in this issue focus on drugs: in the prison, on the street,testing, trafficking.  Mumia Abu-Jamal shares his thoughts on the treatment of African Americans in the justice system and... Read More

An article by George Watson, first published in Out of Bounds,is re-printed here and further discussed.  The articles criticize the harsher sentences received by “the poor” compared to the lighter... Read More

This issue’s feature article discusses the prison management of sex offenders including living arrangements, anonymity, specialized programs and statements from Deputy Warden Sandra Burton regarding... Read More

This edition features an open letter to the Commisioner of  CSC detailing one prisoner’s claims of abuse at Bowden Institution. The legality of the Psychopathy Checklist (Revised) being conducted... Read More

This issue opens with a tribute to King George VI who passed away on February 6, 1952.  The editorial calls for widespread reform to the criminal code, the introduction of a parole system, and more equality... Read More

This issue presents two articles which explore international incarceration. Both pieces look at elements of trust between inmates and staff and positive effects of family visits in comparison to North... Read More

In this issue is an in-depth article offering suggestions for crime prevention and reduction through the introduction of “social hospitals” rather than traditional prisons.  Other topics include racial... Read More

In this issue one will find articles praising the work of prison chaplains, the value of rehabilitation versus punishment, and the pitfalls of defending oneself in court.  There are also articles regarding... Read More

In this issue you will find extensive policy material within Correctional Services Canada with specific cases cited: a sample of a grievance upheld and several items referencing the Canadian Charter of... Read More

Pendulum – December 1989

(December 1989) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue focuses on the programs and groups available for prisoners to join, including a kind of mentoring program for new prisoners called “Con-Talk”.  There is a section describing the many handmade... Read More

Pendulum – March 1988

(March 1988) released from Joyceville Institution

This issue appears to be the original copy sent for approval and reveals what would have been censored in the final publication.  There is a focus on drugs in this issue: the effectiveness of drug testing,... Read More