• 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. Your purcharse will help support the JPP as it relies exclusively on sales. The journal began as and remains a non-profit pursuit with everybody involved volunteering their time. We have no state ties and do not rely on any direct funding from outside sources. This is important, as it limits interference, providing prisoner ethnographers and editorial staff with the opportunity to maintain the vision and integrity of the publication. Although this allows for creative freedom, it does bring considerable financial constraints, particularly in recent years where we have made much of our content available via open-access to increase the publication's readership and reach. We thank our readers for supporting this project.

  • 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. Your purcharse will help support the JPP as it relies exclusively on sales. The journal began as and remains a non-profit pursuit with everybody involved volunteering their time. We have no state ties and do not rely on any direct funding from outside sources. This is important, as it limits interference, providing prisoner ethnographers and editorial staff with the opportunity to maintain the vision and integrity of the publication. Although this allows for creative freedom, it does bring considerable financial constraints, particularly in recent years where we have made much of our content available via open-access to increase the publication's readership and reach. We thank our readers for supporting this project.

  • 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. Below, you can download the introduction to the issue, a sample article by Safak Bozkurt with Andreas Aresti, as well as a Prisoners' Struggles contribution and book review.  

    Click here to order a printed copy of the full issue through the University of Ottawa Press. Your purcharse will help support the JPP as it relies exclusively on sales. The journal began as and remains a non-profit pursuit with everybody involved volunteering their time. We have no state ties and do not rely on any direct funding from outside sources. This is important, as it limits interference, providing prisoner ethnographers and editorial staff with the opportunity to maintain the vision and integrity of the publication. Although this allows for creative freedom, it does bring considerable financial constraints, particularly in recent years where we have made much of our content available via open-access to increase the publication's readership and reach. We thank our readers for supporting this project.

  • 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. Your purcharse will help support the JPP as it relies exclusively on sales. The journal began as and remains a non-profit pursuit with everybody involved volunteering their time. We have no state ties and do not rely on any direct funding from outside sources. This is important, as it limits interference, providing prisoner ethnographers and editorial staff with the opportunity to maintain the vision and integrity of the publication. Although this allows for creative freedom, it does bring considerable financial constraints, particularly in recent years where we have made much of our content available via open-access to increase the publication's readership and reach. We thank our readers for supporting this project.

  • 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. Your purcharse will help support the JPP as it relies exclusively on sales. The journal began as and remains a non-profit pursuit with everybody involved volunteering their time. We have no state ties and do not rely on any direct funding from outside sources. This is important, as it limits interference, providing prisoner ethnographers and editorial staff with the opportunity to maintain the vision and integrity of the publication. Although this allows for creative freedom, it does bring considerable financial constraints, particularly in recent years where we have made much of our content available via open-access to increase the publication's readership and reach. We thank our readers for supporting this project.