In addition to an editorial about the penal press, this issue of Avatar includes an opinion piece on how prison affects prisoners, a reprint of an editorial opinion piece on the importance of goal setting, and articles on abuse of power in Canadian prisons, prisoner rights, the Nightkeeper report from the 1880s, satire, and poetry.

Keywords: Supreme Court of Canada, Chief Justice Bora Laskin, Martineau and Butters vs Matsqui Institution Discipline Board, the “hole”, Warden’s Court, McGuigan Committee on Unrest in Canadian Penitentiaries, Canadian Penitentiary Service, Bill C-51, Handbook on Parole for Federal Inmates, National Parole Board,

Coded by Kate Garrett