• 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.