Monday, June 19, 2017

Fathers Day in Jail

The second event of Fathers Day was a trip down to Kingston for a tour of the now defunct but historic Kingston Penitentiary. Thanks fully, they now run tours, which are heavily booked.

When Shauna asked us if we were interested, she noted that they were being booked quickly, and indeed there were no walkups for our tour.

We didn't really book it with Fathers Day in mind, but it really made for a nice, memorable day for me after that great start at the restaurant for breakfast.

I will probably post more photos and more detail later, but for now, let me hit you with a few photos, all done in an old fashioned albumen processing style because the history of this penitentiary goes back almost 200 years.

So, without much further comment ...


Mug shots ... sort of ↑

A cell block ↓



Hardened inmates ↓



From the segregation ward with the food slot in the second photo ↓



It was an interesting tour of what is arguably Canada's most famous prison, certainly Ontario's.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

hehe, awesome captures!!

Marie Smith said...

Life on the inside, a great tour.

Dorchester is available for overnight visits this year since it closed. Not sure I'd like that but...

Shammickite said...

I haven't been inside .... yet! ..... but it certainly looks a gruesome place on the outside.

Mara said...

The usual suspects!

Love how your granddaughter is holding out her hands Oliver Twist style and your grandson is climbing the walls (ok, the bars, but it sounded better with walls).

Kay said...

Too funny! These are priceless!

Silver Willow said...

appropriately creepy in the tinted B&W. :: thumbs up ::

Mage said...

Oh those poor locked up children. :)
Wonderful images.

Jenn Jilks said...

Gruesome. My hubby tutored women in the women's prison. Most were incarcerated for holding their boyfriends' drugs, at the time. He has no wish to visit!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Fun mug shots and imprisoned children too and glad you didn't leave anyone imprisoned. yes, the b&w did lead much grittiness to the prison.