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  1. Addiction and Control
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    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 prison to maximize their profits. They also need to spend as little as possible on the inmates and staff. Thus, America has over 2.3 million people incarcerated; more than any other country.
  2. Alternatives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    A poster, brochure, and information on jail chaplaincies and the corrections system.
  3. Barred from Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    An account of what occured inside the B.C. Penitentiary during a prison uprising in September 1976.
  4. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
    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.
  5. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 2 - July 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  6. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 2 - April 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  9. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 5 - October 1979 - Nuclear Energy\Energie Nucleaire

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  10. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 1 - February 1981 - Lesbians/Gay Men/Lesbiennes/Hommes Gais

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  11. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 4 - November 1981 - Unorganized Workers/Travailleurs Non-Organises

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  12. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  13. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  14. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  15. Converse
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    The role of church people in the correctional system.
  16. Crime and Punishment in America
    Why the Solutions to America's Most Stubborn Social Crisis Have Not Worked... and What Will

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Currie explores why being 'tough on crime' will only serve to exacerbate the problem.
  17. Criminal Justiice
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  18. Eye for an Eye
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Four inmates talk about the American penal system over 50 years of rehabilitation and the corruption inherent of the prison system.
  19. Going up the River
    Travels in a Prison Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    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.
  20. How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    With huge profits at stake, CCA and the Geo Group are pushing discreetly for enforcement-heavy immigration reform.
  21. In Conflict with the Law
    Women and the Canadian Justice System

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Critique of women and the Canadian justice system. Written from a feminist perspective, the collection is organized into three thematic sextions: Federal Imprisonment of Women -- Past, Present and Future; Images and Realities -- Profiles of Women Offenders; and Theoretical Considerations about Women in Conflict with the Law."
  22. Inmate's Rights
    A Handbook of prisoners: Rights and Obligations in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
  23. Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
    Amelia Gentleman visits Halden, the high-security jail in Norway

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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.
  24. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  25. Make the Don a Museum of Horrors
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    A museum depicting what prison is really like might motivate us to demand radical changes to the way we deal with offenders.
  26. Mass Incarceration for Profit
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In the face of growing public criticism and improved technologies, companies like Securus search for new ways to remain competitive while marketing themselves as providers of a quality service that keeps the public safe. Yet with the involvement of global financial houses in the prison industrial complex, the pressure mounts to produce value for shareholders. Ultimately, this systematically incentivizes mass incarceration. While we often hear about the activities of private prison providers like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, corporate interests are immersed in every aspect of criminal justice.
  27. Maximum, Minimum, Medium
    A Journey Through Canadian Prisons

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Serving a nine-year sentence, Melnitzer documented his experience in three different prisons, along with his own introspections.
  28. A Microcosm of the Nation - Control Unit Prisons
    Out of Control

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    A review of 'Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons' by Nancy Kurshan.
  29. One Thousand Years of Solitude
    Life in the SHU

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Indefinite solitary confinement: a large-scale experiment in sensory deprivation and social isolation.
  30. Prison Abolition & Alternatives
    Nine Perspectives for Prison Abolitionists

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    A argument for the abolition of prisons and a discussion of alternatives.
  31. Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    The story of Timmerman's 30 months as a political prisoner under the Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s.
  32. Prisoners' Rights Group
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  33. Prisons in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    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 corporations, the press and the parole board and the difference in their treatment and coverage of prisoners and prisons. He sees the penal system as a morally bankrupt bureaucracy which threatens future incarceration for many people that the economy cannot absorb.
  34. St. Leonard's Society of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  35. Submission to the Sub-Committee on the Penitentiary Systems In Canada Hearings
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    A list of recommendations on how to fix certain issues in the prison system.
  36. The World's Most Fashionable Prison
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    Fashion designer Puey Quinones works with inmates in a Philipine prison to teach them how to sew, work with fabrics and see their ideas go from sketch to finished product.

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