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The Notorious Kingston Penitentiary

While driving home from Gatineau recently we stopped in Kingston, Ontario and took a look at Canada's most famous maximum security prison. We stood and looked at the building's front entrance from across the street at Canada's Prison Museum. As I took this photo with my iPhone I thought to myself what a part of history this building is......It was built in 1835 and is shut to close it's doors within two years. I never knew it was on lakefront property right next to the Kingston Yacht Club, yikes!


Kingston Penitentiary a scarier place than you could ever imagine I'm sure......It's even haunting to look at in my feeble opinion....


"Originally constructed in 1833–1834, and officially opened on June 1, 1835 as the "Provincial Penitentiary of the Province of Upper Canada," it is one of the oldest prisons in continuous use in the world. Kingston Penitentiary is one of nine prisons in the Kingston area which range from low-security facilities to the maximum-security facilities Kingston Penitentiary and Millhaven Institution (which was initially built to replace Kingston Pen)."


"Behind KP's bars today are Paul Bernardo, Michael Briere, Russell Williams and Mohammad Shafia and his son, Hamed.

They are part of an inmate population of about 350. Like those five, nearly half of KP's inmates are serving life sentences."


Have a great day everyone!

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Uploaded on September 19, 2012