This Christmas issue of the C.B. Diamond includes articles on several topics including the effectiveness of prison journalism and the importance of prison editors, beliefs about punishment and human behaviour, the discussion of alcoholism as a disease versus a sin, and economic stability for prisoners and their dependants. Other smaller but notable pieces include a commentary on the challenges prisoners face upon release, prison camps in British Columbia, and the Fauteux Committee recommendations for penal reform. Poetry, music, and humour pieces are also included.

KEYWORDS: Christmas, careers, journalism, rehabilitation, poetry, humanitarianism, punishment, behaviour, youth, education, therapy, alcoholism, music, Fauteux Committee, Alcoholics Anonymous
Coded by: Kate Garrett