Canada’s Kingston Penitentiary Closes After 178 Years

Canada’s Kingston Penitentiary Closes After 178 Years

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By Prison Legal News

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.

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