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Canada's most notorious prison opens its doors to the public again this summer

KINGSTON, Ont. — Canada’s most notorious prison will once again open its doors to the public this summer, almost three years after it formally closed. 389 more words


15 people face charges in alleged Montreal cocaine ring

MONTREAL – Fifteen people face charges in an alleged Montreal-based cocaine ring.

The RCMP said American and Canadian authorities seized 220 kilograms of cocaine as well as $2 million that was to be used to help import the drugs from the United States. 58 more words


The Faces of Kingston Penitentiary

There is an interesting collection of pages from old Kingston Penitentiary inmate description ledgers available on the Library and Archives Canada website. Ranging from the early 1900s to about 1919, these pages provide information such as the convict’s name, age, birthplace, crime committed, distinctive marks, and for men only, two mugshots. 659 more words

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Inquest scheduled in death of inmate at Kingston Penitentiary

KINGSTON, Ont. – An inquest will be held into the death of an inmate at a former maximum security prison in Kingston, Ont.

Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Townsend died on December 17, 2012 while in custody at Kingston Penitentiary, which closed the following year. 72 more words


Kingston Penitentiary Museum 

Off to Kingston for a few days with a visit to the Kingston Penitentiary Museum at the top of my things to do list. You used to be able to also tour inside the actual prison, but unfortunately, they no longer do public tours which is a shame. 820 more words