• General Issue
    Vol 29 No 1-2 (2020)

    VOLUME 29, NUMBER 1&2 (2020) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Kevin Walby and Justin Piché. The collection features contributions on various issues, including the (mis)management of COVID-19 inside sites of human caging and related prisoner solidarity initiatives that aim to diminish the suffering of people facing increasingly austere conditions of confinement enacted by prison authorities in the name of public health. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Prison (In)justice in Canada at the Crossroads
    Vol 28 No 2 (2020)

    VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2 (2020) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons featuring articles written by current and former prisoner about the current state of incarceration in Canada and their recommendations for change. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • General Issue
    Vol 28 No 1 (2019)

    VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (2019) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Justin Piché and Kevin Walby featuring articles documenting prison issues in the United States. It also features an article in a section dedicated to Continuing the Dialogue on the Canadian Carceral State, as well as a Response piece and Prisoners' Struggles contributions that discuss on-going initiatives dedicated to prison justice and abolition. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • Cover art by Russell Grant 20 Years of Convict Criminology - Developing Insider Perspectives in Research Activism
    Vol 27 No 2 (2018)

    VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2 (2018) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons marking the 20th anniversary of Convict Criminology (CC) edited by Andreas Aresti and Sacha Darke. Drawing on auto-ethnographic, action research and other approaches to qualitative inquiry, the collection features contributions on a variety of topics, including the criminalization of women, the place of current and former prisoners in advocacy work concerning 'criminal justice', the role higher education can play in carceral settings, theorizing the experience of freedom and the deprivation of liberty, pushing the boundaries of CC through abolitionism and its internationalisation. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • Cover art by Muhammad Ansi General Issue
    Vol 27 No 1 (2018)

    VOLUME 27, NUMBER 1 (2018) is a general issue edited by Justin Piché and Kevin Walby. Below, you can download the introduction to the issue and individual articles from a section dedicated to "Continuing the Dialogue on Canada's Federal Penitentiary System" edited by Jarrod Shook, along with Prisoners' Struggles pieces and a book review. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • Dialogue on Canada's Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change
    Vol 26 No 1-2 (2017)

    VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1 & 2 (2017) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP). In this publication edited by Jarrod Shook, Bridget McInnis, Justin Piché and Kevin Walby - a "Dialogue on Canada's Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change" - JPP contributors discuss the impact of the Conservative punishment agenda (2006-2015). They also advance several recommendations for change to penal policy and practice under the new Liberal Government of Canada.  Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • Transforming Carceral Agendas through Education
    Vol 25 No 2 (2016)

    VOLUME 25, NUMBER 2 of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons is a special issue edited by Vicki Chartrand, Jennifer Kilty and Sandra Lehalle. The contributors in this issue explore the possibilities and constraints of pursuing education behind prison walls. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • General Issue
    Vol 25 No 1 (2016)

    VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1 (2016) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Justin Piché and Kevin Walby. The collection features contributions on various issues, including the role consumption plays in prisons, programming for criminalized and incarcerated women, as well as health and mental health behind bars. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • General Issue
    Vol 24 No 2 (2015)

    VOLUME 24, NUMBER 2 (2015) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Kevin Walby and Melissa Munn. The collection features contributions that explore questions of power as they relate to criminalization and incarceration. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • General Issue
    Vol 24 No 1 (2015)

    VOLUME 24, NUMBER 1 (2015) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Melissa Munn and Kevin Walby. The collection features contributions that explore the impacts of penal intensification on prisoners, along with means to adapt and exit sites of confinement. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. 

  • General Issue
    Vol 23 No 2 (2014)

    VOLUME 23, NUMBER 2 (2014) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Sarah Fiander, Ashley Chen and Justin Piché. The collection features contributions written by current and former prisoners presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 15) held on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 2014 at the University of Ottawa. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • General Issue
    Vol 23 No 1 (2014)

    VOLUME 23, NUMBER 1 (2014) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Justin Piché. The collection features contributions on various issues, including systemic and interpersonal violence in prison, along with the role of education, rehabilitative pursuits and risk assesment in sites of confinement. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • General Issue - 25th Anniversary
    Vol 22 No 2 (2013)

    VOLUME 22, NUMBER 2 (2013) is a general issue commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Susan Nagelsen and Charles Huckelbury. The collection features contributions on various issues, including the pains of imprisonment, prison complaints and oversight, barriers to prisoner re-entry, and resistance. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • General Issue - 25th Anniversary
    Vol 22 No 1 (2013)

    VOLUME 22, NUMBER 1 (2013) is a general issue commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Susan Nagelsen and Charles Huckelbury. The collection features contributions on various issues, including the miscarriages of justice, 'tough on crime' sentencing and administrative measures, and the impacts of incarceration. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Special Issue - 15th Anniversary of Convict Criminology
    Vol 21 No 1-2 (2012)

    VOLUME 21, NUMBER 1&2 (2012) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons commemorating the 15th anniversary of Convict Criminology edited by Stephen C. Richards and Michael Lenza. The collection features contributions onthe emergence and development of Convict Criminology, the role the perspective plays in criminological education and the international scene, as well as the community re-entry barriers faced by criminalized people in academia and society more broadly. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • General Issue
    Vol 20 No 2 (2011)

    VOLUME 20, NUMBER 2 (2011) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Mike Larsen and Justin Piché dedicated to Liz Elliott, who was a founding member of our Editorial Board, restorative justice scholar and practitioner, and important contribute to penal abolitionism in Canada. The collection features contributions on the impacts of penal intensification on prisoners in the United States and a piece written by a political prisoner caged for refusing to join Israel's armed forced. It also features papers written by current and former prisoners that were presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 13) in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the mass detention that took place during the G-20 summit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada held in June 2010. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Criminalizing Women - Past and Present
    Vol 20 No 1 (2011)

    VOLUME 20, NUMBER 1 (2011) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Jennifer M. Kilty. The collection features contributions examining the criminalization and incarceration of women in Canada, the United States, and Australia. There is also an article examining the political imprisonment of women in Iran. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Torture and Political Imprisonment
    Vol 19 No 2 (2010)

    VOLUME 19, NUMBER 2 (2010) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Christine Gervais and Maritza Felices-Luna. The collection features contributions on torture and political imprisonment. Printed copies of the full issue are currently unavailable for purchase through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • PEN American Center's Prison Writing Program
    Vol 19 No 1 (2010)

    VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1 (2010) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Bell Gale Chevigny. The collection features selected papers from PEN American Center's Prison Writing Program contributors examining the human consequences of and resistance to mass incarceration in the United States. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • General Issue
    Vol 18 No 1-2 (2009)

    VOLUME 18, NUMBER 1&2 (2009) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Mike Larsen and Justin Piché. The collection features contributions on various issues, including the role of language in prison, death by incarceration, solitary confinement, the collateral consequences of imprisonment of prisoners' loved ones, and immigration detention. The issue also features a dialogue on the status of prisoner ethnography and carceral tours in academic work. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Abolition and the Universal Carceral
    Vol 17 No 2 (2008)

    VOLUME 17, NUMBER 2 (2008) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Mike Larsen dedicated to longtime journal contributor and award-winning writer Victor Hassine. The collection features contributions by current and former prisoners presented at the Twelth International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA 12) held in London, England in July 2008. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Education in Prisons
    Vol 17 No 1 (2008)

    VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1 (2008) is a special l issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Justin Piché. The collection features contributions on the role and benefits of educational pursuits in prisons, along with the challenges and constraints faced by prisoners seeking to expand their knowledge from behind bars. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • General Issue
    Vol 16 No 2 (2007)

    VOLUME 16, NUMBER 2 (2007) is a general issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Bob Gaucher. The collection features contributions on various issues, including the pains of imprisonment, as well as associated medical and mental health issues. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Special Anniversary Issue Black Panther Party 1966-2006
    Vol 15 No 2 (2007)

    VOLUME 15, NUMBER 2 | VOLUME 16, NUMBER 2 (2007) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party edited by Ashanti Omowali Alston and Viviane Saleh-Hanna. The collection features contributions on Black liberation, criminalization and political imprisonment in the United States. Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

  • Political Prisoners and Detainees
    Vol 15 No 1 (2006)

    VOLUME 15, NUMBER 1 (2006) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons edited by Howard Davidson and Rashad Shabazz. The collection features contributions on political imprisonment in the context of the 'war on terror'. Click here order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press.

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