In addition to a piece on the death of Ashley Smith and abuse in prisons, this issue contains articles on the Edmonton Institution for Women, how ‘lifers’ spend time in prison, and gender reassignment in prison. Also included are pieces on the experience of prison by a prisoner and his mother, a concern about the possible return of capital punishment, and the effects of sanctions on recidivism. Around the PENinsula, the prisoner canteen list, and poetry are also included.

Keywords: Ashley Smith, The Fifth Estate, Complaints and Grievance Procedures, Edmonton Institution for Women (EIFW), CAPS van, Edmonton Remand Centre, Intensive Supervision Programs (ISP)

Coded by Kate Garrett