The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

206 results for ‘Penal Reforms’ found

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(January 1974) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue includes articles regarding heroin use and drug education, prisoner struggles with loneliness, and a long piece on the irony of prison. Also included is an opinion piece on imprisonment as a... Read More

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(November 1973) released from Drumheller Institution and Annex

This issue includes a discussion of a John Howard Society program looking to establish interactions between prisoners and members of the community. Also included is information on upcoming available health... Read More

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(October 1992) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

In this issue, prisoners rights are the main focus, ranging from a prisoners right to vote, to privileges such as Temporary Absences (TAs) and house visitation rule revisions, as well as a prisoners right... Read More

This issue looks at different aspects of prisoner life effected by the Corrections and Conditions Release Act, such as Unescorted Temporary Absences (UTAs), improvements to living conditions, new uniforms,... Read More

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(November 1991) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

In this issue, topics include aversion therapy for sex-offenders, what the recent NDP provincial victory means for the prison population, Parole Act amendments, and an evolutionary perspective on issues... Read More

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(April 1974) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue contains a news release regarding the Canadian Penitentiary Service’s construction program to build new prisons. Also included are Jaycee reports, a letter from a prisoner to a judge,... Read More

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(October 1974) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue contains articles on educating more prisoners in trades, the benefits of meditation, and a look at both the Marital Counselling Program and the UNISON group. KEYWORDS:  Jaycees, Pen Pals, Marital... Read More

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(September/October 1975) released from Springhill Institution

This issue of the Communicator includes an editorial on how the paper came to be, an article on capital punishment, a piece about prison diarists, and a call for penal reforms by Jesuit prison chaplains.... Read More

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(December 1970) released from St-Vincent-de- Paul Institution

Ce numéro n’est pas indexé. Approximately three quarters of this issue of Exodus is in French. English pieces include an opinion piece on the necessity of developing thought, an article on the benefits... Read More

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(December 1970/January 1971) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This Christmas/New Year edition addresses problems with the RCMP and the part Canadian press plays in guarding civil liberties. Also included is an article suggesting a comprehensive reform of laws covering... Read More

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(December 1974) released from Saskatchewan Penitentiary

This issue contains an editorial supporting the idea of establishing a prisoner union, a piece on what prison is, and another on prisoner misfortunes. KEYWORDS:  Parole in Canada report, indefinite sentences Coded... Read More

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(Spring 1985) released from William Head Institution

This issue includes articles on the cost/policies regarding incarceration and parole, the results of a survey on CSC performance, a suggestion for paring down government bureaucracy, and the state of open... Read More

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(Spring 2000) released from Springhill Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains budget issues, the benefits of lower prison populations, and available religious services. There are reprints on parole statistics and information, an upcoming ban on smoking... Read More

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(October 1974) released from Springhill Institution

This extensive issue contains a lengthy article about “brainwashing” prisoners from Jessica Mitford’s book Kind and Unusual Punishment, information about parole and how the Parole Board... Read More

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(January 1975) released from Springhill Institution

This large issue contains a chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada on restitution, a reprinted article from TIME about behaviour modification, and a report by the prisoners’... Read More