Canada’s most notorious prison, Kingston Penitentiary, officially closed its doors on September 30, 2013 after 178 years in operation. The shutdown was a money-saving measure. The prisoners at Kingston were all transferred to other facilities and the prison will begin offering guided tours as a fundraiser for the United Way. Sometimes called Canada’s Alcatraz, Kingston Penitentiary opened in 1835, before Canada was formed as a country.
Published May 29, 2014 | Last Updated Oct 24, 2021 at 10:21 am