The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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The Prison Review

(June 1982) released from Dorchester Penitentiary

This issue includes pieces on prisoner rights, Prisoners’ Justice Day, guard problems at Millhaven, humour pieces, and poetry. Keywords: The Canadian Rights and Liberties Federation, Federal Human... Read More

This issue contains articles on HIV/AIDS, politics, and power as a form of violence. Also included are short fiction pieces and poetry. Coded by Kate Garrett  Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes an opinion piece on improving rehabilitation programs, an article regarding the reworking of the prisoner committee, and a mention of hearings into brutality at Toronto... Read More

This issue of Transition contains an editorial regarding the organization of a prisoners’ trade union, and articles on the contradictions of parole and recidivism, and the penitentiary service finding... Read More

This issue of The Advance contains pieces on how the media influences perceptions of prisoners, the problem of suicide in prison, and the struggle for equality – particularly Gay Liberation. Also... Read More

This issue of Changing Times includes a critique of the prison visiting facilities, an open letter from the prisoner committee, and a piece on The Fraternity, a halfway house in Sudbury. Also included... Read More

Avatar – August 1976

(August 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes articles on how prisoners are hurt by outstanding charges, debating the issues with longer prison terms, and a piece on feeling the need to hide one’s intelligence. Also included... 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

Over the Wall Issue 2

(Fall 2014) released from

This is a special Prisoners’ Justice Day issue. All pieces pertain to Prisoners’ Justice Day, including the poetry. Keywords: Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Coded by Kate Garrett  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

K.P. Telescope

(September 1952) released from Kingston Penitentiary

This second anniversary issue includes a critical analysis of the Habitual Criminal Act, a guest editorial by past president of the Canadian Penal Association J. Alex Edmison, and an article on corporal... 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

Out of Bounds V30(1)

(Spring 2013) released from William Head Institution

This issue contains a large piece on the education and empowerment of prisoners, a commentary on the challenge of leaving prison and recidivism, an editorial on the Ashley Smith inquest, and an in-depth... 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

The editors of this edition speak about the uncertainties around the closure of the Prison for Women. Also covered in this newsletter is the issue of clemency for battered women who are now in prison,... Read More