Prisons--British Columbia

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  • Includes gaols (jails), penitentiaries. For broader term encompassing juvenile detention homes, penal colonies and workhouses as well as prisons see under Correctional institutions.

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  • LCSH.

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75th anniversary church service at First United Church, Salmon Arm, B.C.

RECORDED: Salmon Arm (B.C.), 1966-02-06
SUMMARY: Portions of the 75th anniversary church service at First United Church, Salmon Arm, B.C., with J.D. Hobden as guest speaker. Hobden discusses the history of the John Howard Society and its connection with the United Church, and the formation of the Provincial Probation Service.

Ashcroft lock-up record books

  • GR-0035
  • Series
  • 1901-1910

The series consists of three record books from Ashcroft police lock-up, 1901-1910.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Ashcroft)

Commission on the Conduct of Warden Armstrong or Guard Calbick of the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1898

  • GR-0479
  • Series
  • 1898

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Conduct of Warden Armstrong Or Guard Calbick of the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1898, including report of Judge Eli Harrison, transcripts of evidence, and exhibits.

British Columbia. Commission on the Conduct of Warden Armstrong Or Guard Calbick of the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1898

Commission on the Incarceration of Female Offenders, 1977

  • GR-0381
  • Series
  • 1977-1978

This series consists of Exhibits, transcripts of evidence, synopsis of evidence, subject files, correspondence and indexes from the Royal Commission on the Incarceration of Female Offenders, 1977.

Boxes 880340-2216 to 880340-2218 (1 to 3) are Exhibits. Boxes 880340-221 to 880340-2222 (4-7) are Synopsis of Evidence and Transcripts of Evidence. Boxes 880340-2223 to 880340-2229 (8 to 14) are Subject Files. Box 880340-2230 (15) contains Indexes and Box 880340-2231 (16) contains Confidential exhibits.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on the Incarceration of Female Offenders (1977)

Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898

  • GR-0477
  • Series
  • 1898

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898, including a typewritten report of Commissioner Albert Beck, correspondence, and handwritten notes of evidence.

British Columbia. Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898

Commission on the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster (1901)

  • GR-0728
  • Series
  • 1901

This series consists of the records of the Commission on the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1901. Records include transcripts of evidence, notes of testimony, report and exhibits.

British Columbia. Commission on the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster (1901)

Commissioner M.W. Tyrwhitt Drake's papers from Commission to Investigate the Administration and Affairs of New Westminster Penitentiary, 1894

The series consists of the personal copies of Commissioner Justice M. W. Tyrwhitt Drake arising out of the Royal Commission to investigate affairs at the New Westminster Penitentiary in 1894. The records include Justice Drake's correspondence and receipts, notes of evidence, working papers and draft report.

Drake, Montague William Tyrwhitt, 1830-1908

Correspondence with regard to provincial gaols

  • GR-2954
  • Series
  • 1910-1912

The series consists of correspondence created by the Superintendent of Police from 1910 to 1912. The letters, both inward and outward, are about Provincial gaols (jails) at Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, Burnaby (Oakalla) and Victoria. The subjects covered include personnel and staffing matters, rules for convicts, transfer of prisoners, tenders for services and supplies, uniforms, accounts and other matters. During these years F.S. Hussey and Colin S. Campbell held the position of Superintendent of the Provincial Police, which included the responsibility of the Inspector of Gaols.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Father Halford ; Jane Rule

SUMMARY: "Saturday Evening" was a series that aired from 8:30 to 10:00 PM. Usually in two parts, it consisted of plays, classical concerts, documentaries and talks. The first part of this episode is an interview with Father Halford, who is the chaplain for BC prisons [dated 1968-04-02]. The second part is an interview with Canadian novelist Jane Rule [dated 1970-08-10].;

Gaol Service applications

  • GR-0663
  • Series
  • 1911-1919

This series consist of Provincial Police Department Forms of Application for Position as Constable used in conjunction with employment in the Gaol Service. Applications include the applicant's full name, occupation, nationality, religion, age, date of birth, height, weight, health, marital status, length of residence in British Columbia, references, experience, etc. submitted in the applicant's own handwriting. Many are accompanied by letters of reference and the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office; some are annotated.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Guy Richmond interview

CALL NUMBER: T2357:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prison doctor's story (tape 1) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Introductory personal background; early education; medical education at St. Thomas Hospital and motivations for interest in prison medicine; talks a some length about Sir Alex Paterson, borstal training description and the doctors dilemma in a penal system; after graduation joined the Royal Navy and mentions commissions in the Mediterranean and Jutland and psychiatric training; description of the selection board and example of questions; in 1930, he began work at Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London, England; description of the medical staff; training description; admission examinations and his attitude to the experience. TRACK 2: Transfer to Dartmoor Prison and a description of prison and arrival; the medical facilities, size, doctors working parties, jail fever, staff and common medications; a description of the effects of the silent system, mice, corporal punishment and the relationship between inmate and doctor; a breakdown of his work schedule, description of staff, deaths, surgery, the operating room, dentistry and current venereal disease treatments; a description of sick parade, mining, complaints, medications and assaults; the problem of prison Governor and the role, description of Major Morris and Mr. Roberts leading to trouble after Christmas in 1931.

CALL NUMBER: T2357:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prison doctor's story (tape 2) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Increasing violence; watering porridge, the sick parade leading to the riot in 1931; the freeing of the prisoners and the arrival of reinforcements to restore order; the arrival of Sir Paterson, Devon County Police and the relief of the Governor. The results of the riot, the return of food quality, and the inquiry. A bit about Fred Amy and the extra blanket request and his it led to violence with a descriptive story of the role of the prison doctor in the administration of corporal punishment; Dr. Richmond's marriage and the calling of a special assize for the trial of prisoners involved in the riots. TRACK 2: The sentencing from the assize court; Dr. Richmond went to Portland in 1934 and describes the hospital, nurses and staff; briefly mentions discipline; flogging, diet and segregation; special medical problems such as the swallowing epidemic, deaths, emotional problems and relationships; the outbreak of the Second World War resulted in the release of offenders in 1940; remaining inmates were employed in making demagnetizing cable; Dr. Richmond gives a description of war time precautions and the bombing attacks; the doctor joined the Royal Air Force and gives an account of his postings, medical problems such as symptoms of stress; heat sickness in Northern Africa and deaths.

CALL NUMBER: T2357:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prison doctor's story (tape 3) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Conclusion of story about heat sickness and some information about additional postings and the position; reclassifying failed air crew; Dr. Richmond was posted at Eastchurch for three years until demobilization; in 1948 he became medical inspector at the Home Office and describes the homes, problems and treatment of maladjusted children in the post-war era; in 1949 Dr. Richmond immigrated to Canada and was first employed by the Child Guidance Clinic in Vancouver; he gives a description of his responsibilities and the industrial school; in 1952 he joined the penitentiary service as a; senior medical officer and was stationed at Oakalla; he follows with a description of the hospital, staff, equipment and surgery performed. TRACK 2: CALL NUMBER: T2357:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prison doctor's story (tape 4) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26 CALL NUMBER: T2357:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prison doctor's story (tape 5) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26

Inmate case files

  • GR-3035
  • Series
  • 1978-1982

Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre inmate case files (sample). These are progress files, records relating to daily contacts with inmates including monitoring changes in behaviour or attitude and any progress towards rehabilitation and warrant files, records relating to the admission, transfer and release of inmates.

British Columbia. Corrections Branch

Jean B. Wilton oral history collection

  • PR-2357
  • Collection
  • [196-]-[197-]

The collection consists of sound recordings compiled by Jean B. Wilton while researching her book "May I Talk to John Howard?: The Story of J.D. Hobden, a Friend to Prisoners" (1973).

Wilton, Jean Birch, 1906-

[Kamloops Gaol, etc.]

Amateur film. Exterior views of the Provincial Gaol and the Provincial Home at Kamloops, including the grounds and orchards behind the buildings. Continues with footage showing the highway and countryside between Kamloops and Clearwater, as well as road and bridge work crews and a moose pasture. Murtle River and Dawson Falls (in Well Gray Park). Recreational activities at a corrections forestry work camp. Filmed April-May, 1959.

MacLaurin, Allan

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