Friday, April 20, 2012

Benefits of a rich humane historical education

Told the Kingston Penitentiary, a historical landmark in Kingston for 177 years, central to the Canadian history of incarceration since the 1830s, frequent subject of literary, sociological and political interest, scene of executions, escapes, riots, etc. etc. has been scheduled to close, a 22-year old history student at nearby Queen's University commented that the prison...
draws a weird crowd.... visitors, families, in some way the jail skeeves up the place.
Photo: Ottawa Citizen
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