The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Mountain Echo – November 1989 - November 1989

  • Name:Mountain Echo – November 1989
  • Date:November 1989
  • Institution: Mission Medium Security Institution
  • Topics: Community In-Reach, Correctional Policies, Educational or Vocational Training, Entertainment, Human Rights, Mental Health, Penal Reforms, Post-Carceral Issues, Prisoner Struggles, Religion and Spirituality,
  • Release Description:

    In this issue, prisoners consider the current strike by Correctional employees and the new Mission policy which identifies the core values of Canada’s federal correctional system. Three articles approach prison literacy through a variety of angles. One in particular correlates cultural literacy and critical thinking, the second discusses illiteracy and learning disabilities as they affect parole decisions, and the third explores the quality of literacy, which when offered supports rehabilitation as it links knowledge, understanding, judgment and choice.

    KEYWORDS: CSC Strike,  sequential processing, myths of learning disabilities, medical disease model, Myths of Learning Disabilities, Dr. Peggy Coopman, Phoenix sex-offenders group

    Coded by: Kelly E Marshall