Tag Archive: prisoner stories

Cons and Kernels – 1

January 24, 2019

By Emily O’Brien. This post is about 500 words and can be read in 2-3 minutes. My name is Emily O’Brien, and this is the first in a few posts that John Howard is going to put on their site...

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Solitary confinement – A first hand account

November 13, 2018

This post is about 1200 words and can be read in 5-6 minutes. This post was provided by a former prisoner who wishes to remain anonymous.  In light of the current controversy around solitary confinement in Canada, a first-hand account...

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The Prison Book Club

June 29, 2018 | , , , , , , ,

Ann Walmsley’s book, The Prison Book Club, is about her experience with a book club that began at Collins Bay Institution and then extended to several other federal prisons Book clubs have become integral parts of many prisons in several...

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Prisoners’ Stories 3 – Here, Kitty, Kitty…

June 4, 2018

Note: Parts 1 and 2 of this story appeared last fall. By I.M. GRENADA “When?” For prisoners, that’s the cosmic question. On the civilized side of the fence, common folk regularly rate each other in cash (“So, what do you...

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Prisoners’ Stories: Sisyphus Gets a Sidekick

October 1, 2017

Sisyphus gets a sidekick I.M. Grenada This is the first of many posts we plan to publish by current and former prisoners about their experiences in the criminal justice system. “Why a cat?” I looked up at the weathered wisp...

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