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A Penitentiary

Your clenched fists
Oysters without pearls
Just as the cave
Of your mouth
Won’t speak
Except an echo of darkness
And pearled teeth
Mimic your hands… 23 more words

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Better know a Canadian functionary: the Chair of the Parole Board of Canada

Before 1899 in Canada, there was no such thing as parole: either you got let out of jail early for good behaviour or you stayed in for the whole sentence. 254 more words

Better know a Canadian functionary: the Commissioner of Correctional Services Canada

Canada’s federal prison system started in 1868, when the federal government took over Kingston Penitentiary and the prisons at Halifax and Saint John. They were controlled by a Board of Directors until 1874, when the Board was replaced by a single… 166 more words