This significant issue of Avatar includes a 37-page response of the Solicitor General to the parliamentary sub-committee report on the penitentiary system in Canada. This issue also includes the Inmate Committee Constitution, a critique of prosecution, a list of film showings, sports coverage, and poetry.

Keywords: Law Reform Commission, Young Offenders Act, Canadian Penitentiary Service, Correctional Staff College, Human Rights Act (Bill C-25), Commissioner of Penitentiaries, Citizens’ Advisory Committees, Segregation Review Board, Regional Transfer Board, Department of Justice, Parole Act, Minister of Justice, Criminal Code, “inmate labour”, “social therapy technique”, Team Concept, Living-Unit Concept, “Mohr-type institutional design”, Prison for Women (P4W), Special Handling Units

Coded by Kate Garrett