A former prison reporter for the Kingston Whig-Standard, Thompson became an assistant professor of journalism at the University College of the Cariboo. His book Letters from Prison: Felons Writ about the Struggle for Life and Sanity Behind Bars (HarperCollins, 2002) is "about imprisonment reflected through the minds of those who know it best, not polemics."

[BCBW 2004] "Law"