The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

262 results for ‘Religion and Spirituality’ found

SUMMARY: This issue covers Christmas traditions in a variety of countries, the history of Christmas lights and other holiday traditions. There is also a detailed write up on the significance of New Year’s... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains information on a workshop for becoming nonviolent, a former prisoner’s account of job hunting, and technological advances in policing. Also included are reprinted facts on... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several opinion pieces, including thoughts on the reliability of juries, stereotyping, new initiatives put forth by the government, rehabilitation, the prisoner/guard relationship,... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition features articles from mainstream media outlets discussing prejudicial treatment of ‘ex-cons’, proposed changes to the mandatory supervision program, privatization of catering... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes a piece on the failings of the prison system, a recap of a recent concert held in the prison, an article written by Claire Culhane on rising prison populations, an article... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial directed at those who have been stealing from refrigerators, the refurbishing of drones at another institution, a letter on the transition to a police state, criticism... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes an editorial on the sports program, a statement from Claire Culhane, another letter from Claire Culhane on the death penalty, information on using the prison’s law library,... Read More

Cemetery Road Issue 1

(Jul/Aug 1983) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features an editorial on the positive changes instituted by the Inmate Committee, increasing prison populations, a ceremony proposal from the Native Brotherhood, updates from the... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue starts off with a list of upcoming days of celebration, segues into a considerable amount of creative writing, health advice and facts about poisoning, and tips on finding inner peace. KEYWORDS:... Read More

SUMMARY: The newsletter details the existence and achievements of the Inmate Committee, information on prisoner wages, a list of rules and chargeable offences for new prisoners, health advice, and a newly... Read More

Tarpaper – October 1974

(October 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue of Tarpaper includes articles on the social problem of drug addiction, a prisoner’s wife’s experience with social imprisonment, and the Divine Light Mission. Also included is a piece... Read More

Kent Times v1(6)

(1988) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue discusses news of a large prison escape, a recap of a recent uprising and the Inmate Committee’s recommendations for handling future incidents, an interview with one of the newsletter’s... Read More

Kent Times v1(1)

(1986) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes a history of Prisoners’ Justice Day, messages from Claire Culhane, the implications of new legislation regarding parole, the request that prison administrators understand... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition features encouragement to recycle, the definition of a convict, a reference list of active groups in the prison, exercise routines, how to find enjoyment in the mundane, and a hockey... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes a list of upcoming holidays, an anti-racism event, information of breast self-examinations, and a personal story on trauma resolution. KEYWORDS: International Day for the Elimination... Read More