At the front of each set of papers, go past the Alphabetical Index to the List of Contents, tells you what is covered in each volume for that year, so you know where to look. Not all reports were printed, so going through the paper you may find some of the Numbers of the volume missing. Some of the unpublished documents can be found at places like Queen's University Library in Kingston, Ontario.
Here is an example of detailed Reports from Prisons.
This sample is from 1903, volume 13. I am linking only to the pages that list names, but the whole section is pretty interesting.
Search google images with [name of prison] and again with [name of prison] + inmates.
Prisoners at Kingston, ON - names, where sentenced, the crime
Recommitments at Kingston - name, crime, where sentenced, date, term
Recommitments at St Vincent de Paul, QC - Dorchester, NB - Manitoba and BC
Convicts Pardoned or Paroled
Convict deaths and list of insane convicts
Convicts who served terms in prison isolation
Kingston salaries and expenditures
St Vincent de Paul salaries and expenditures
Dorchester salaries and expenditures
Manitoba salaries and expenditures
BC salaries and expenditures
List of Officers - date of birth, apt dates, salaries
Regina Jail, SK - list of convicts
Regina, pardons and commutation of death sentence
Regina salaries and expenditures
Prince Albert Penitentiary, SK - list of convicts
Prince Albert recommitments
Prince Albert officers, salaries and expenditures
Canada's Penitentiary Museum
Canadian Sessional Papers at McGill University
How to search Kingston Inmate history description ledgers at LAC
General Index to the Sessional Papers printed by the House of Lords, UK 1801-1859
British Sessional Papers at McGill University
List of Canadian Correctional Workers who have died in the line of duty
Personnes incarcérées dans les prisons de Québec au 19esiècle
Related Post: Sessional Papers of Dominion of Canada