Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, V26 #1&2

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, V26 #1&2

Dialogue on Canada’s Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change

Edited by: Jarrod Shook, Bridget McInnis, Justin Piché, Kevin Walby

320 Pages · 9x6 · October 17 2017

Paper ISBN: 9780776625973

PDF ISBN: 9780776625980

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This special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, titled “Dialogue on Canada’s Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change”, features dozens of contributions written by criminalized men and women currently incarcerated in Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions. The writings document the counterproductive changes to federal imprisonment made by the previous federal government. These incarcerated writers seek to contribute to the reflections of Justice Canada as it conducts a review of the penal system and to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights as it engages in a study about the treatment of prisoners in CSC penitentiaries. Individual prisoners and Inmate Committees from CSC institutions in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Pacific regions who participated in this dialogue collectively express hope that the Government of Canada will move away from the punitive laws, policies, and practices. To this end, the issue includes several recommendations to be enacted in the short-term to improve the lives of those who are imprisoned and who work in federal penitentiaries while also benefitting Canadian society by contributing to public safety.
INTRODUCTION FROM THE CO-MANAGING EDITORS
Prisoners of Penal Intensification and Sunny Ways
Justin Piché and Kevin Walby ..................................................................1

DIALOGUE ON CANADA’S FEDERAL PENITENTIARY
SYSTEM AND THE NEED FOR PENAL REFORM

DISPATCHES FROM FEDERALLY SENTENCED WOMEN

The Impact of the Conservative Punishment Agenda on Federally
Sentenced Women and Priorities for Social Change
Rachel Fayter and Sherry Payne ............................................................10

Établissement Joliette pour femmes
Comité des détenues ...............................................................................31

Grand Valley Institution for Women
Anonymous Prisoner 1 ...........................................................................34
Josephine Pelletier .................................................................................35

Fraser Valley Institution for Women
Anonymous Prisoners .............................................................................37
Stephanie Deschene ................................................................................40
Anonymous Prisoner 2 ...........................................................................43
Anonymous Prisoner 3 ...........................................................................45
Anonymous Prisoner 4 ...........................................................................49

DISPATCHES FROM THE ATLANTIC REGION

Dorchester Institution
Daryl Haug .............................................................................................56
Michael Leblanc .....................................................................................57
Anonymous Prisoner 5 ...........................................................................69
David W. Threinen ..................................................................................74

In the Community
Hyper A’Hern .........................................................................................80

DISPATCHES FROM THE QUEBEC REGION

Port Cartier Institution
T.B. ..........................................................................................................96
Anonymous Prisoner 6 .........................................................................102
Anonymous Prisoner 7 .........................................................................106

Établissement de Cowansville
Comité des détenus / Maxime Guillemette, Guy Tousignant,
Daniel Loyer, Mario Ethier et Ricky Hankey .......................................110

DISPATCHES FROM THE ONTARIO REGION

Bath Institution
Josephy Joseph / Inmate Committee Chairman ...................................114

Beaver Creek Institution (minimum)
Anonymous Prisoner 8 .........................................................................131
Anonymous Prisoner 9 .........................................................................142
Anonymous Prisoner 10 .......................................................................145
Anonymous Prisoner 11 ........................................................................147
Anonymous Prisoners ...........................................................................148
Salomonie Jaw ......................................................................................150
Anonymous Prisoner 12 .......................................................................151
Anonymous Prisoner 13 .......................................................................157
Anonymous Prisoner 14 .......................................................................159
A.C.C.L. ................................................................................................160
Dirk Young ............................................................................................169

DISPATCHES FROM THE PRAIRIE REGION

Stony Mountain Institution
William Allan Beaulieu .........................................................................172

Saskatchewan Penitentiary
Anonymous Prisoner 15 .......................................................................177
Anonymous Prisoner 16 .......................................................................178

Riverbend Institution
1417 ......................................................................................................179

Drumheller Institution
Anonymous Prisoner 17 .......................................................................183
Anonymous Prisoner 18 .......................................................................185
Anonymous Prisoner 19 .......................................................................189

DISPATCHES FROM THE PACIFIC REGION

Mission Institution
Anonymous Prisoners ...........................................................................192
Trevor D. Bell .......................................................................................198
Anonymous Prisoner 20 .......................................................................224
Simon Chow / Inmate Welfare Committee Chairman ...........................232
G.C. .......................................................................................................234
J.D. .......................................................................................................235
P.R. ........................................................................................................236
Ronald Small ........................................................................................238

Mountain Institution
Joe Convict for the Inmate Welfare Committee ....................................243
Joe Convict ...........................................................................................247
R. Mark Simpson ..................................................................................261

Kent Institution
Anonymous Prisoners ...........................................................................266

RESPONSE
More Stormy Weather or Sunny Ways?
A Forecast for Change by Prisoners of the Canadian Carceral State
Jarrod Shook and Bridget McInnis ......................................................269

APPENDIX
Call for input and/or submissions
Justin Piché, Bridget McInnis and Jarrod Shook .................................303

PRISONERS’ STRUGGLES
Prisoners’ Legal Services on Segregation
Simon Cheung .......................................................................................305

Call for Artwork – 50th Anniversary /
Oeuvres d’art recherchées – 50e anniversaire
uOttawa Criminology / Criminologie ...................................................312

COVER ART
“Maple Leaf” (front cover)
Peter Collins .........................................................................................314
“If You Build It…” (back cover)
Peter Collins ...............................................................................................314