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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
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
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
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