The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Tightwire – Fall 1987 - Fall 1987

  • Name:Tightwire – Fall 1987
  • Date:Fall 1987
  • Institution: Kingston Prison For Women
  • Topics: Aboriginal Prisoners, Gender Issues, Post-Carceral Issues, Religion and Spirituality, Transfer between institutions,
  • Release Description:

    This issue includes  prisoners’ reviews of Tanguay Prison, Halifax County Correctional Centre and St. John Regional Correctional Centre.  One woman writes about her experience on day parole and her post-carceral struggles. Frances Sugar writes an open letter to the Alberta Human Rights Commission and Ombudsman regarding the denial of her right to practice her native spirituality. Other articles  speak about the oppression of women in Sri Lanka, myths about suicide and characteristics of children of alcoholics.

    KEYWORDS: Federal-Provincial Transfers, Carson Report, Native Sisterhood

    Coded by: Melanie Gilowski and Melissa Munn