Correctional Policy

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Addiction and Control
Skorodin, Morton
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
Barred from Prison
Culhane, Claire
An account of what occured inside the B.C. Penitentiary during a prison uprising in September 1976.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Convict Labor in America: Book review
Ortiz, Paul
Convict labour, like antebellum slavery, was an American way of life, a cultural practice that tied northern capitalists, plantation owners, university-trained social reformers, federal officials and ...
Going up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation
Hallinan, Joseph T.
On the prisons in America, their unprofitable nature, and their ineffectiveness. Hallinan also explores the workings of mostly-white towns that host prisons of predominately black inmates.
Justice Behind the Walls: Human Rights in Canadian Prisons
Jackson, Michael
An account of the state of justice in Canadian prisons, weaving together the threads of correctional history, penal philosophy, landmark court decisions, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and legisl...
The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society
Morris, Norval; Rothman, David J. (eds.)
Thematic chapters explore a variety of aspects and institutions.
Prisoners' Rights Group
Culhane, Claire
Prisons in Canada
Gosselin, Luc
Gosselin provides a political and historical view of the prison system and its inherent contradictions. He argues that the penal system is used by the State to maintain its authority. He remarks on co...
When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: A true story in the movement for prison abolition
Bissonette, Jamie
In the months before they took over running the Walople maximum-security facility in 1973, prisoners and outside advocates created programs that sent more prisoners home for good. This account reveals...

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Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
Amelia Gentleman visits Halden, the high-security jail in Norway
Gentleman, Amelia
A look into the flagship prison of Norway, where recidivism after two years is only 20%, and the focus is on rehabilitation rather than punishment.

From the Connexions Archives

Bulletin of the Quaker Jails and Justice Committee
Vol. 1 No. 5
Bishop, Elaine; Harkins, Kathy (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Irregularly published newsletter outlining some of the current concerns and activities of the Quaker Committee.
A Quaker Committee on Jails and Justice Newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter that argues against capital punishment.
Rap About Prisoners
Periodical profile published 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Representing people both inside and outside the prison system.