The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

231 results for ‘Religion and Spirituality’ found

As well as the usual personal letters and poetry, this issue includes editorials on what Alcoholics Anonymous is for and why it needs to be in prisons, and an article reprinted from The Province about... Read More

Out Of Bounds v.12(4)

(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

Avatar – May 1976

(May 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue addresses problems such as how many people are in prison for small crimes, issues in Belfast, prisoners discussing the Peace and Security Bill, and opinions on replacing capital punishment with... Read More

This issue includes an analysis of how people profit from punishment, a piece on the recidivism rates of federal prisoners, including crime and police statistics, an update on the Lifers’ Group,... Read More

This issue contains a commentary on how crime is good for the economy, the Conservative policy of getting “tough on crime”, a long piece on dying in prison, a commentary on food in prison,... Read More

This issue contains articles on the abnormal environment of prison, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Also included are pieces on custom motorcycles and motorcycle... Read More

This Christmas issue addresses unemployment in the prison, and also includes an editorial on carceral issues at Collin’s Bay, a large piece on the benefits of yoga, an article on juvenile delinquency,... Read More

Gabber Express

(December 2015 part 3) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes an editorial on the coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, a commentary on prisoners’ rights, an Aboriginal guide to organizations and services, an in-depth look... Read More

The Gabber Express

(October 13, 2015) released from Mission Medium Security Institution

This issue includes hand-written messages by prisoners of their thoughts on Prisoners’ Justice Day, an article about why organized crime prospers, a comment on the death of Edward Snowshoe, a critique... Read More

A prisoner who has had his religious rights denied writes in protest. An excerpt from the Globe and Mail is printed in regards to prisoners’ rights in disciplinary hearings. Another submission reflects... Read More

Mountain Echoes V1(4)

(December 1951) released from Manitoba Penitentiary

feature article in this issue talks about the challenges faced after release.  Other pieces focus on Christmas on the inside and outside of prison.  Read More

Out of Bounds V30(4)

(December 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains an editorial on diet and Buddhism, articles on strengthening your back, global warming, the need for accountability of prison administrations and the aims of the Prisoner Action Coalition,... Read More

This Christmas issue includes editorials, stories, and poetry inspired by the season. There are also articles regarding the negative effects of rumours on prisoners, especially when related to statutory... Read More

This Easter issue includes a few religious pieces, but also contains substantial articles discussing the various vocational training opportunities available to prisoners, the details of a newly established... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes the results of a recent Inmate Committee election, an explanation of how learning disabilities work, a reprint from the educational department on spelling reform, an account... Read More