Prison

Inside story

May 7, 1999 was an unusual day for Monty Bourke.

Bourke, the Warden at Kingston Penitentiary (KP) at the time, was notified early that morning of a line hanging over the prison’s wall.Continue...

A prison of the past

Within the span of 86 years, seven prisoners met their grisly fate just steps from campus.Continue...

Radio reaches out to Kingston prisoners

Friends and family connect with loved ones behind bars during CFRC's Calls From Home special holiday broadcast.Continue...

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...

New Queen’s Legal Aid bail program reduces overcrowding in Quinte Detention Centre

Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee, Ontario has the capacity to hold 19 women in its cells. When Jodie-Lee Primeau, Queen’s Legal Aid Review Counsel, first visited the prison, 29 women were being detained there.Continue...

Transgender minister and former prison chaplain arrive on campus

Queen’s has hired two new staff for the Chaplain’s office, which the chaplain says will help address the complex religious and spiritual identities in the student body....Continue...

Educate to rehabilitate

Education shouldn’t be a last ditch effort to save someone from a life of crime — it should be the very first step.Continue...