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Images of the Kingston Penitentiary from J. J. Kelso, “Crime and Its Suppression,” The Canadian Magazine. Vol. 22, No. 5, March 1904. pp. 440-450.  

A lengthy article on the need for reform in Canadian prisons, parole and pardon (the former just introduced federally five years earlier) as well as detailed descriptions of the ‘criminal class’ and the necessity of treating the ‘mentally unfit’ and the juvenile.  Interestingly, it doesn’t mention Kingston Penitentiary at all, and seems to rely more on Toronto police court and Central Prison records.  I assume the pictures are literally just for show, but are interesting none the less.

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