September 13/18 – Kingston – Inside the Notorious Kingston Penitentiary

Here I am, back blogging on our cross Canada travels. Apologies for the interval.

We were visiting with long time friends from Kingston who wanted to show us a bit of their city. We had already been to old Fort Henry numerous times. There is a lot to see and do in this historic city, established in 1673 as Fort Cataraqui (later renamed as Fort Frontenac at the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. But, we never thought we would ever get a chance to take a tour of KP, without being arrested.

KP is what former staff all Kingston Penitentiary, a maximum security prison opened on June 1, 1835 and closing September 30, 2013, with many of the remaining prisoners transferred to the new Max at Millhaven. This photo was taken just inside the North gate. Detailed post to follow once we get back home.

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