The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

206 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

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(April/May 1975) released from Springhill Institution

This issue highlights the Halifax parole office, including in-depth interviews with its workers. Also included is a long article about a proposed marijuana bill, pieces on how the Jaycee Unit and the “Let’s... Read More

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(February 10, 1987) released from Collins Bay Institution

The debate about capital punishment in Canada is the focus of this issue. The article in this issue compares the public’s perception of crime vs. what the statistics say about crime, particularly violent... Read More

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(July/August 1972) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This issue of The Voice Inside discusses the establishment of a Black Culture group, and includes a reprinted article from The Quest paper in Drumheller calling for an examination of the entire penitentiary... Read More

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(July 1976) released from Warkworth Institution

This lengthy issue of The Outlook includes an open letter about viewing and treating prisoners as human beings, a piece about legalizing marijuana including proposed and existing penalties, the first chapter... Read More

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(April 1976) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue of The Outlook includes an interview with Living Unit Officer L. Campbell, a piece on sentencing in regards to the Bill of Rights, a critique of the prison, and a piece on how marijuana decriminalization... Read More

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(September 1974?) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains an interview with Warkworth psychologist, J. Pyziak, a letter reprinted from the Ottawa Citizen from prisoner regarding mandatory parole and its relation to prison overcrowding, and... Read More

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(December 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

Note: Issue number and part of cover is illegible. This small Christmas issue of The Outlook includes a piece from the director touching on prison overcrowding, a discussion of Life Skills coaching, and... Read More

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(August/September 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue of The Outlook discusses the political motivations behind increased security at the prison, and also addresses the restructuring of the prisoner committee. KEYWORDS: Pierre Trudeau, Jean-Pierre... Read More

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(June 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue of The Outlook addresses changes to the Living Unit program. Also included is an editorial from the Toronto Star regarding prison “crackdown”, and an article about streamlining prisoner... Read More

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(May 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

This short issue of The Outlook primarily addresses the bonding of former prisoners and the benefits of meditation. Coded by: Kate Garrett  Read More

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(February 1973) released from Warkworth Institution

This issue contains a piece on how change can be frightening, lists important political publications submitted to the Native Brotherhood, and includes an introduction to Community Parole. KEYWORDS: Living... Read More

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(February 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains articles about methadone, the study of psychiatric treatment in Canadian prisons, and what dissolving prisons would mean for the economy. Also included is a review of prisons in Canada,... Read More

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(July 1974) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue of Inside News contains articles on official pardons, ex-prisoners and Project Re-Entry, parole and temporary absences, and a critique of transcendental meditation. Also included is an editorial... Read More

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(March 1974) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue of Inside News is an anniversary issue looking back at the past year. Included is an article about inquiries into the penal system due to escapes, a speech by Senator Earl Hastings regarding... Read More

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(February 1974) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue contains editorials regarding prison in general and alternatives to new prisons, fences built around prisons, the parole system, and problems with the RCMP. Also included is a review of Jessica... Read More