The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

128 results for ‘Violence and Abuse of Power’ found

This issue includes a prisoner participant’s view of the Alternatives to Violence Program and also a non-prisoner participant’s viewpoint of the program, a prisoner gives a firsthand account... Read More

The editorial in this issue discusses the Patrick Kelly case and other article topics include censorship, CSC’s new telephone system, the upcoming smoking ban in prisons, positive justice, and AIDS... Read More

Articles on female CSC staff, prisoners rights in transfers between institutions, the plight of a 62 year old woman who is being held in maximum security and has applied several times (unsuccessfully)... Read More

An editorial and an article discuss information and statistics on parole/mandatory supervision, and other articles include one written by Graham Stewart of the John Howard Society on Bill C-67, preparation... Read More

Included is an editorial on prisoners’ voting rights as well as articles on subjects including the application of unique laws to natives, explanation of old age security pensions in Canada, and an... Read More

Midnight Express

(June-July 1980) released from Edmonton Institution

SUMMARY: In this issue editors propose a minimum wage work program citing successful federal prison work programs in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. A positive review of the Health Care Unit recognizes... Read More

This issue addresses the benefits of the Youth Speak program, the organization of the Bridge View Jaycees, and achieving unity with First Nations. Also included are articles on the necessity of day parole,... Read More

Tarpaper – February 1973

(February 1973) released from Matsqui Institution

This large issue includes a lengthy article on prison reform, a reprint of the Model Sentencing Act, and prisoner response to the administration’s report on discipline. This issue also addresses... Read More

Out of Bounds

(March 21 1981) released from William Head Institution

Topics include abuse of police power, William Head chapel, indeterminate sentences and retribution vs rehabilitation, Juvenile Detention Homes, and a lawyer writes about informants and undercover officers... Read More

Out of Bounds

(February 27 1981) released from William Head Institution

A letter from Claire Culhane to the Prisoners’ Rights Group of Burnaby touches on topics including prisoner illiteracy, prisons as punishment vs rehabilitation, and fighting violence in Canada.  Also... Read More

The issue begins with an editorial speaking of the recently passed Prisoner Justice Day, highlighting the unjust treatment of prisoners across Canada. The editorial raised concerns with Canada’s liberal... Read More

Traditional aboriginal healing is discussed throughout this issue; in particular elders involvement in ceremonies, and the focus on reconciliation opposed to retribution. Concerns of prisoners health... Read More

S. M. Innovator

(Fall -1996) released from Stony Mountain Institution

The public’s need to be properly informed about the facts concerning crime and justice in Canada is discussed throughout this issue of S. M. Innovator, with fingers being pointed directly at... Read More

Tightwire

(November 1993) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This Tightwire issue contains many discussions about battered and abused women which focus on issues of power and control by men.  It also displayed many rehabilitative suggestions and programs within... Read More

Tightwire

(March-April 1980) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This issue addresses prisoner and gender struggles. In regard to the former, the Leonard Peltier and Ivan Horat cases are given detailed consideration.  Sexism, in its many forms, is also discussed; articles... Read More