The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

128 results for ‘Violence and Abuse of Power’ found

This issue of the Communicator includes an editorial on how the paper came to be, an article on capital punishment, a piece about prison diarists, and a call for penal reforms by Jesuit prison chaplains.... Read More

This issue of Off the Wall contains a response to the Stony Mountain Terminator article regarding understanding, an article about what crime is, and a piece about guards convicted for forcefully shaving... Read More

The Outlook – 1993(?)

(1993(?)) released from

SUMMARY: This issue contains advice on how to help someone who is struggling with depression, thoughts on personal choices within prison, views on addiction and recovery, knowledge as a means of preserving... Read More

This extensive issue contains a lengthy article about “brainwashing” prisoners from Jessica Mitford’s book Kind and Unusual Punishment, information about parole and how the Parole Board... Read More

This large issue contains a chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada on restitution, a reprinted article from TIME about behaviour modification, and a report by the prisoners’... Read More

This large issue contains a chapter from The Law Reform Commission of Canada working papers about restitution and compensation to victims of crime, and an article by Edgar Z. Friedenberg about psychiatric... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes thoughts on the implementation of a new government department, information on a legal aid fund, an organization that helps with transitioning to life outside of prison, one... Read More

SUMMARY: This issue includes information on proposed parole reforms, addiction in prison, multiple articles on the death penalty, the need for rehabilitative intervention to prevent people from committing... Read More

This large issue of the Communicator contains the “Fines” chapter from the working papers of The Law Reform Commission of Canada, an article on the relationship between law and justice, information... Read More

SUMMARY: This newsletter features details of a peaceful work strike at Collins Bay, correspondence with the warden about the strike, an outline of the grievance procedure, a reprint on colonization and... Read More

The Insider – Jun/Jly 1990

(Jun/Jly 1990) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue features news from the Inmate Committee, the committee’s finances, an article written by the lone woman in a men’s prison, and reflections on the recent death of a prisoner. Also... Read More

The Insider – Jan-Mar 1991

(Jan-Mar 1991) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features a recap of the Inmate Committee’s meeting, issues with the video program, an account from a women’s prison, a sports update, statistics from a survey on alcohol and... Read More

The Insider – August 1992

(August 1992) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This newsletter features opinions on the current state of prisons and suggested changes, the evolution of regulations surrounding correspondence, how to use the grievance procedure to effect change,... Read More

The Insider – April 1990

(April 1990) released from Matsqui Institution

SUMMARY: This issue contains a recap of a seminar held at the prison, an update on sports, a list of resources available to prisoners, a reprinted article about inattentive guards and another reprint on... Read More

This issue includes a lengthy article on the culture in prison, and other articles on different aspects of life sentences, forgiveness and healing, the institutionalization process in prison, the death... Read More