Kingston Penitentiary

10 most notorious prisoners of the maximum security Kingston Penitentiary

It opened in 1835, and though it was men-only in recent years, it used to have women and even child inmates. The prison is slated to close by 2015.


Kingston Penitentiary to close after more than 175 years

CBC News is reporting that the legendary Kingston Penitentiary will close down due to federal budget cuts. The prison houses some of Canada’s most notorious criminals (Paul Bernardo and Col. Russell Williams among them), and has been in operation since 1835.