The Penal Press - A History of Prison from Within

Tightwire - Summer 1992

  • Name:Tightwire
  • Date:Summer 1992
  • Institution: Kingston Prison For Women
  • Topics: Aboriginal Prisoners, Community In-Reach, Correctional Policies, Gender Issues, Violence and Abuse of Power,
  • Release Description:

    This issue of Tightwire discusses the importance of Prisoner’s Justice Dya and the impact it has on current prisoners and the staff of prisons. Also discussed in this edition are the rumours about the closure of P4W and the five new regional women’s institutions to be built across Canada. The women discuss their feelings towards the closure of P4W and their uneasiness about transferring to a new institution.  One woman expresses her feelings about CSC and their inabilities to coordinate and communicate with other prison associations. Also discussed  are issues around Tanguay Prison.

    KEY WORDS: Task Force on Long Term Offenders,  Taskforce on Federally Sentenced Women

    Summary by: Kristy Anderson