The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Kent Times v1(3)

(1987) released from Kent Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes an account of becoming literate in prison, the creation of a writing workshop, tutoring programs, Aboriginal education in prison, news of institutions in America denying parole... Read More

Tele-Scope v5(5)

(July 1955) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This issue opens with a piece which considers the use of indeterminate sentences and a later article considers the problem of long sentences. KEYWORDS: Habitual Criminals Act  Read More

Pathfinder v4(11)

(January 1955) released from Prince Albert Penitentiary

This New Year’s Edition features articles on AA, ‘judge shopping’, and an overview of the role of a Crown attorney.  Read More

The Gladiator

(1993 Issue 1 ) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes a newly instituted advice column discussing the role of correctional officers, an article offering an alternative view of how to approach substance use, and a list of... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue contains several thank you letters for donations made by prisoners, news of a new chaplain, and a new laundry room. The majority of the content are re-prints on health advice on exercise,... Read More

The Insider

(July 1992) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes the offering of a computer class and other courses, thoughts on how the staff treat the prisoners, an upcoming visit from Claire Culhane, reprinted statistics comparing Canada’s... Read More

The Joint Rag

(September 1990) released from Collins Bay Institution

SUMMARY: This issue includes news that prisoners will now be able to vote in elections and an update on sports. KEYWORDS: Ontario Elections Act Coded by Bethany Sanjenko Item donated by Michelle Irwin  Read More

Tele-Scope

(January 1953) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This first issue of 1953 features articles on capital punishment, that the perils of eye-witness testimony, the problems of incarcerating youth with adults and how AA can be useful after prison.  Read More

New Dimensions – May 1978

(May 1978) released from Oakalla Prison

SUMMARY: Articles in this issue consider the root causes of crime, discussing poverty and the illegal drug trade. Solutions brought forward critique the introduction of a compulsory treatment centre and... Read More

Odyssey

(1978) released from Millhaven Institution

SUMMARY: This issue emphasizes the need for increased citizen awareness of, and involvement in, the penal system. Articles call for the implementation of a Bill of Rights for Prisoners, improved medical... Read More

Doin’ Time Review

(November 1982) released from Bowden Institution and Annex

SUMMARY: This edition discusses the successful Everest climb of a Calgary native, the clubs at Bowden, and sports news. KEYWORDS: Gavel Club, Native Brotherhood, A.A., Blackfalds, 7—step. Coded by Claire... Read More

Vanguard

(1980) released from Stony Mountain Institution

This issue contains mostly humor and puzzles, with short updates on bus service, an adult social, the library, prison groups, and sports. Keywords: Jaycees, Inmate Committee, Toastmasters Coded by Kate... Read More

Transition

(April 1952) released from British Columbia Penitentiary

In addition to an editorial on a new prison wage scale, this issue contains pieces on the importance of hobbies and sportsmanship, the importance of segregation, and book reviews. Also included are sports... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(July 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an editorial and an opinion piece on the passage in Parliament of Bills C-67 and C-68, this paper includes questions and answers on credit cards, interviews with the prison’s interim... Read More

The Hilltop Journal

(May 1986) released from Westmorland Institution

In addition to an interview with the Superintendent, this issue includes many group updates from various aspects of prison life, two prisoner profiles, reports from the dairy and beef barns, and details... Read More