The end of an era
If you've ever wondered what's behind those imposing, barb wire-topped walls of Kingston Penitentiary, we present a selection of photos snapped by Nadene Strange, former Review advertising manager, and Review editor Ken Cuthbertson.
Kingston Penitentiary, one of the world’s oldest continually operating prisons, has closed after 178 years. The imposing King Street facility, a familiar landmark and an indelible presence in the mind’s eyes of many generations of Queen’s students and faculty, was the lock-up for some of Canada’s most hardened and deadly criminals. Opened on June 1, 1835, KP creased operations at the end of September. The future use of the historically designated property has not yet been decided.