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By Prison Legal News

Canada’s most notorious prison, Kingston Penitentiary, officially closed its doors on September 30, 2013 after 178 years in operation.  The shutdown was a money-saving measure.  The prisoners at Kingston were all transferred to other facilities and the prison will begin offering guided tours as a fundraiser for the United Way.  Sometimes called Canada’s Alcatraz, Kingston Penitentiary opened in 1835, before Canada was formed as a country.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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