The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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This issue discusses capital punishment, the John Howard Society Convention, the Jaycee banquet,  halfway houses, and the use of corporal punishment in prison.   Keywords: John Howard Society, speech... Read More

Tarpaper – July 1973

(July 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue has a focus on parole, including an editorial on flaws in the system, a letter from the National Parole Board with parole statistics, recidivist statistics for Canadian prisons, and a... Read More

Tightwire

(Spring 1986) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: In this issue, the 1985 UN World Conference on Women and the release of a Feminist Review of Criminal Law are discussed. The need for AIDS testing in prison, why prisoners refuse parole, the P4W... Read More

The Moxie v1(3)

(April 1998) released from Bath Institution

SUMMARY: The issue includes a photo exhibit brought to the prison, the results on a recent Inmate Committee election, unappetizing prison food, rules and information surrounding access to personal computers,... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter includes an article on celebrating Christmas from a newly found Christian perspective, a list of religious groups, the meaning of Christmas, an account of time spent in Millhaven... Read More

SUMMARY: This edition discusses police officers and their public glorification, maturity and knowledge, and the misunderstanding of politicians. Food, social events, sports, and problems at Collins Bay... Read More

Avatar – April 1976

(April 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about issues with police, gun control legislation, and Peace & Security Bill. Also included are articles about how justice is applied differently, the possibility of... Read More

Avatar – February 1976

(February 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue includes an editorial about the Millhaven tear-gassing, recommendations by the John Howard Society to change prison segregation punishment, an article about the problem of secrecy in prison,... Read More

Avatar – January

(January 1976) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar outlines the problems of the previous year (1975), and includes articles on the cruel and unusual punishment of solitary, the problems of reform schools in relation to recidivism,... Read More

Avatar – October 1975

(October 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains an editorial on the effects of new laws, a piece on why one should be interested in the law, an article on correctional philosophy, and another about attempting a restitution plan with... Read More

Avatar – June 1975

(June - 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar addresses the economic reasons behind people being in favour of capital punishment and also justice for rich versus poor. There is an article reprinted from the Toronto Star on the... Read More

Avatar- May 1975

(May 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains articles about legal issues in relation to parole, the challenges prisoners face in accessing their own files, and easing of marijuana penalties. Also included is a piece in which the... Read More

Avatar – April 1975

(April 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue contains a piece on a Progressive Conservative MP looking to bring back Capital Punishment and issues with RCMP, and a discussion with Solicitor General Warren Allmand about future reforms to... Read More

Avatar – March 1975

(March 1975) released from Collins Bay Institution

This issue of Avatar contains articles on murder and capital punishment, using the Bill of Rights to legal advantage, and the canteen boycott. Also included is an interview with the Chairman of the Prisoner... Read More

This issue highlights a motion introduced in Parliament to abolish capital punishment completely and replace it with a mandatory 25-year sentence before parole. Also included is an article on fewer prisoners... Read More