The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Tarpaper - 1972

  • Name:Tarpaper
  • Date:1972
  • Institution: Matsqui Institution
  • Topics: Community In-Reach, Educational or Vocational Training, Gender Issues, Health-Physical, International issues, Mental Health, Post-Carceral Issues, Rehabilitative- Reformative Programs, Sports,
  • Release Description:

    The decriminalization of drugs is featured in this issue.  Dr. Thomas Szasz makes a convincing argument for free trade in drugs; the members of the Bridgeview Jaycees push for allowing heroin prescriptions; and Peter Drucker contends that the criminalization of drugs is responsible for society’s ills.  There is also an excerpt from the Le Dain Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs.  The School of Social Work at UBC initiates a project aimed at assisting prisoners with their re-entry into the community and the opening of the regional psychiatric unit is announced. 

    KEYWORDS: temporary absence program, Law Reform Commission Act, China, acupuncture, “re-education”, drugs, methadone, heroin maintenance, John Stuart Mill

    Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle