The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

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Tightwire

(Summer 1992) released from Kingston Prison For Women

This issue of Tightwire discusses the importance of Prisoner’s Justice Dya and the impact it has on current prisoners and the staff of prisons. Also discussed in this edition are the rumours about... Read More

Tightwire

(Spring 1992) released from Kingston Prison For Women

    KEYWORDS: Elizabeth Fry Society, Healing Lodge, TaskForce on Federally Sentenced Women, Community Release Centres, Cesare Lombroso, meditation, Frontier College Prison Literacy Initiative  Read More

Tightwire

(Fall 1990) released from Kingston Prison For Women

SUMMARY: This issue discusses the injustices, conflict, and unrest at P4W. It details the problems women face in the Canadian justice system, the changes to the penal system proposed by the Task Force... Read More

Tightwire

(Summer 1988) released from Kingston Prison For Women

      KEYWORDS:  circus boycott, Art Solomon, sexist language, Brentwood Program, Exceptional People’s Olympiad, Disabled Women’s International, “To a safer place”... Read More

This issue begins with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and the effects that isolation and solitary confinement have on incarcerated individuals in the Canadian prison system.  Covered in this... Read More

Tightwire

(March/April 1983) released from Kingston Prison For Women

The most prevalent theme in this issue of Tightwire surrounds the announcement in January by Solicitor General Robert Kaplan that prison education programs would be cut. Another important concern is... Read More

SUMMARY: This issues discusses the importance of prisoners answering their children’s’ questions about their incarceration, the types of crimes women commit, the factors that increase female criminality,... Read More

Included in this issue are articles addressing the problem of staff playing “head games” with prisoners and highlighting a “coed” prison in the United States. Also included are... Read More

Tarpaper – March/April 1975

(March/April 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

The importance of community involvement in rehabilitating prisoners, the realities of white collar crime, and the controversial practice of security staff wearing handcuff-shaped tie pins are all covered... Read More

Tarpaper – Jan/Feb 1975

(Jan/Feb 1975) released from Matsqui Institution

Capital punishment is featured in a number of articles in this issue.  There is a call for art submissions, from prisoners across Canada, to be exhibited at the United Nations Congress on the Prevention... Read More

Tarpaper – April 1974

(April 1974) released from Matsqui Institution

This issue contains a long piece examining what prison is for, an article about what it means to be a well-adjusted person, a piece on prisoners building planes for the Air Cadet League of Canada, and... Read More

This issue contains an editorial about a murder in the prison, part one of a look at the sub-culture of prisons, a piece on the legal issues facing prisoners, and an article outlining the differences between... Read More

Greater Victoria Victim Services conferences is the subject of the editorial with information on the residential school and restorative justice workshops, followed by articles on the death penalty, a prisoner’s... Read More

This issue opens with an article on Prisoners’ Justice Day and explains the reasons behind its inception.  There is also an in-depth article detailing the claim against CSC that the high prices of the... Read More

Parole is the focus of several articles in this issue of Outlook.  One article analyzes the ramifications of the new proposal to grant parole to prisoners after they have served one-sixth of their sentence.  ... Read More