Kingston Penitentiary

Look past the prison, to the person

Our interest often wrongly stems from a romanticizing of prisons with little genuine regard for inmates and their personal lives and experiences.Continue...

Behind bars

When I was hired to work at Kingston Penitentiary this past summer, I entered the prison with hesitation.Continue...

Theatre Kingston’s "Hothouse" reaches beyond prison walls

While Hothouse offers exciting twists and turns, the melodrama leaves little room for critical engagement with prison systems in Kingston or elsewhere.Continue...

Former prison inmates hope Queen’s will acknowledge past unethical experiments

Two former inmates of Canadian penitentiaries have asked that Queen’s University formally recognize its involvement in unethical experiments that took place 40 years ago.Continue...