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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.

The visitors' area at KP (Photo by Nadene Strange)
Inside the Walls (Photo by Nadene Strange)
The Warden's garden
Kingston Penitentiary -- King Street
Kingston Penitentiary front entrance
The front entrance of KP from the inside (Nadene Strange photo)
Under the central dome (Nadene Strange photo)
Closing day at Kingston Penitentiary

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.


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