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Doing Hard Time in Kingston Penitentiary

doing hard time in KINGSTON PENITENTIARY producer/design; Olena Sullivan DOC ZONE with Ann-Morie MocDonald The first "penitentiary" was built in Philadelphia and opened in 1829 as part of a new movement that believed that solitude and labour would make the the criminal regretful and "penitent." Kingston Penitentiary, built in 1834 and one of the oldest prisons in continuous use in the world, is set to close in 2014. a new ideology in corrections begins in Ontario. /Ma Jrendi Assessed value. in 2011 Structures $14.7M Land $2.9M On June 1, 1835, inmate #4 John O'Rorke arrived after receiving 5 years for grand larceny. He was the first inmate to get lashed, receiving 5 strokes from a rawhide whip. 21.9 acres (80 hectares) an equal opportunity incarcerator. The first 3 female inmates arrived on June 1, 1835. Susan Turner, Hannah Downes and Hannah Baglen all served between 1 and 2 years for larceny. 4 Larceny Grand Parceng A common lauw crime involsing the whongful acquistion of the personal phoperty of another person. Lakceny of a more significant amount of ploperty which carries a harsher sentence. day in the Life of an PENITENTIARY LABOUR. 1800s inmate... Undersigned is prepared to H.re Out the Lahour of The TAILORS GANG of this Iastitution, to respon- sible Parties, for uch tern of years as may be agreed 2'8" wide (.85 m) upon, for the prosecution of the Tailoring Bnstness. 4Tovinelal Penitentiary, 9th Oetober, 1s51. D. Æ. MACDONELL, Warden, P. P. KP-made: North-West Mounted Police scarlet tunics and riding breeches. *not full image of cell. When inmates weren't busy in the work- shops, they spent their time in silence in cramped cells line with 2 foot thick walls. 1000 1859 [900+] KP-made: Stone used to build Fort Henry and the Royal Military College. 800 1934 [814 ] 600 1944 [645 ] 1845 [ 450 ] 1914 [511] 400 2010 [346 ] 200 1840 [ 150 ] NUMBER OF CONVICTS OVER TIME 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Guards confiscated keeping guard both day and night. many inmates' weapons hand-made from regular items such as brushes and rulers. 2010 465 guards 346 inmates In 1892, salary for guards, was $500 per annum and there Xwas no By 2010, they were guarding a population pension: that had sentences of: 14% 1835 0025 guards 0006 inmates 42% 44% XXXX -40 40+ months mths life See inside the Kingston Pen @ CBC.CA/DOCZONE © 2012 CBC Radio-Canada. Sources: David St. Onge, Penitentiary Museum. Kingston Penitentiary, the First Hundred and Fifty Years: 1835-1985, by Dennis Curtis, Andrew Graham, Lou Kelly and Anthony Patterson (Correctional Services of Canada, 1985). www.penitentiarymuseum.ca/museum/facts/facts.html | www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/facilit/institutprofiles/kingston-eng.shtml Library and Archives Canada / PA143011/ C042755, Canada. Patent and Copyright Office / Library and Archives Canada / PA030472, Queen's University Archives. 6'long (1.8 m) 10' high (3 m)

Doing Hard Time in Kingston Penitentiary

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Built by its own inhabitants before Canada was born, the Kingston Maximum Security Penitentiary is one of the oldest functioning prisons in the world. Through its 177 year long history, the country...

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