The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

231 results for ‘Religion and Spirituality’ found

The Grapevine

(February 1999) released from Grand Valley Institution for Women

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(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

SUMMARY: This issue contains a piece on the effects of overcrowding, an article arguing that past trauma does not excuse criminal acts, inflated crime statistics, the visitation process and the effects... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes encouragement for prisoners to further their education, thoughts on prisons as the true manufacturers of crime, how transfers keep prisoners away from their families,... Read More

This issue of The Outlook includes an interview with the prison psychologist, explains the purpose of Operation Springboard, and describes the “rehabilitative-therapeutic” community of Warkworth... Read More

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

SUMMARY: This first edition from Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge on Nikaneet First Nation land emphasizes the significance of relationships, especially with Elders, and connection to culture in the holistic... Read More

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

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

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

This issue begins with an article about the release of Wesley Gareth Evans and the various issues about how his case was carried out by the RCMP. The issue then looks at several stories of “police... Read More

This issue includes a look at the recent rash of suicides among aboriginal prisoners at the Kingston Prison for Women, a better understanding of prisoner pay, the abuse of the English language in areas... Read More