This winter edition provides a brief history of Christmas traditions, a letter to the editor (and a response) that discusses conditions at Matsqui Prison. Other pages are dedicated to discussions of opiate use, problems with the parole process, the Japanese penal system and a proposal to create an information centre within the institution.

KEYWORDS: Erving Goffman, total institution, Matsqui Institution Video Tape Recording Group

Coded by: Melissa Munn