The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

206 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

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(September 2016) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes articles on the Liberal government’s bills regarding criminal law, demands sent to the Liberal Government regarding prison reforms, and struggles with parole officers (including... Read More

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(April 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

Included in this issue are articles about prisoner wages, how to utilize time in prison, segregation, and sportsmanship. Also included are sections on sports, books, and jokes. Keywords: Reform Program Coded... Read More

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(November 1956) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue includes an editorial on “humane” capital punishment, a case for probation in Canada, a look inside Kingston Prison, and a piece on repairing toys in prison. Also included are articles... Read More

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(Winter 2011) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the publicity of trials, letters about Prisoners’ Justice Day,and  a prisoner’s look at his 19 years in prison. Also contained within are articles about... Read More

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(Fall 1997) released from Springhill Institution

This issue includes a piece about the new Warden, notes from the Inmate Committee and Warden’s meeting, and a report from the women’s unit. Also included are articles on tutoring, the right... Read More

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(Summer 2009) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains many letters to the editor, an editorial on Prisoners’ Justice Day, a piece on being tired of jail and the ways to work on getting out and staying out, and a prisoner’s... Read More

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(January 1975) released from Regional Reception Centre

This issue of Changing Times includes an opinion piece on improving rehabilitation programs, an article regarding the reworking of the prisoner committee, and a mention of hearings into brutality at Toronto... Read More

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(March 1970) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on rehabilitation and education centres for First Nations and Métis, and the consequences of cultural loss. Also addressed is the need for prisoner education, the idea for... Read More

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(May 1974) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue contains pieces on penal reform and rehabilitation, including an editorial on why penal reform is necessary, articles on proposed prison reforms, what prisoners would change within the prison... Read More

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(January 1975) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue of Off the Wall contains an editorial regarding the new proposals to the parole system, and proposal of the Correctional Investigator. KEYWORDS:  ‘Parole In Canada’, discretionary... Read More

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(June 1974) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

This issue of Transition contains an editorial regarding the organization of a prisoners’ trade union, and articles on the contradictions of parole and recidivism, and the penitentiary service finding... Read More

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(July 1974) released from Joyceville Institution

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

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(July 1976) released from Joyceville Institution

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

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(October 1974) released from Regional Reception Centre

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

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(Winter 1995) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the “me first” attitude of prisoners, an article on the cost of prohibiting substances, and pieces on Toastmasters, chiropractic, AA, and William Head’s... Read More