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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

Prison records: Kingston 1913

The prisoner ledgers for Kingston Penitentiary in Ontario are filled with details of criminal life in the early 1900s.  These four went to jail in August, 1913 at a time when conditions at the penitentiary were especially harsh. 172 more words

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Veteran photojournalist Geoffrey James captures the final days of Kingston Penitentiary

With the exception of the paparazzi, it’s rare that a photographer faces outright hostility while on the job.

But part way through Geoffrey James’ 2013 photographic study of the notorious Kingston Penitentiary,  he had a decidedly bad day. 855 more words

Local Arts

Hunky Guys of Kingston's Past, Part One

It can be easy to see historical figures as people who seem somehow disconnected from a personality. Sometimes you just can’t get excited about the old guy in the portrait, despite the laurels to his name, and history starts to appear ever more dull. 1,513 more words

19th Century

Deep tour of Kingston Pen

Excellent tour and commentary of Kingston Pen by TikiTrex just one month after it was decommissioned. Every area is covered in this video including a look inside Paul Bernado’s cell. 34 more words

KingstonALIVE

Canada's prison service faces 'serious challenges' over next 5 years, documents show

Even though prison watchdogs have condemned the practice, double-bunking of federal inmates in cells designed for one person will continue across Canada over the next five years, according to briefing documents prepared for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. 425 more words

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Kingston Penitentiary: Home to Canada’s most notorious criminals

Canada’s oldest penitentiary opened on June 1, 1835, under the name “Provincial Penitentiary for Upper Canada.” Located in Portsmouth, now part of Kingston, this institution was designated for the incarceration of prisoners from both Upper Canada and Lower Canada. 316 more words

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