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Description found in Archives

Kingston Penitentiary [textual record, graphic material]  

Series consists of

Date(s)

1834-1994

Place of creation

Canada

16.6 m of textual records
75 photographs: b&w

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and accumulated at the Kingston Penitentiary. These records include; inmate history description ledgers (1886-1954); inmate personal effects ledgers; the Warden's letter books and daily journals; Inspector's minute books and letter book; liberation books; punishment books; duty rosters; daily reports of Keepers and Guards; and various medical registers. Graphic material records photographic evidence from the inquiry into the April 19, 1971 prison riot. Photographs include images of the riot site and its aftermath.

Textual records
Microfilm reel T-1945
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1949
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1951
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1964
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1966
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1969
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1974
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1980
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1989
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1990
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2022
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-2009
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2017
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-1948
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1954
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1956
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1965
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1972
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1976
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1977
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1984
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2014
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-1955
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Microfilm reel T-1968
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1983
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Microfilm reel T-1993
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Microfilm reel T-2010
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Microfilm reel T-2019
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Microfilm reel T-2027
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Microfilm reel T-2028
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Microfilm reel T-1946
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Microfilm reel T-1961
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Microfilm reel T-1973
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1978
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1985
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1981
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1994
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-1995
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Microfilm reel T-2002
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Microfilm reel T-2012
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Microfilm reel T-2005
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Microfilm reel T-2007
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Microfilm reel T-1953
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1952
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1963
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1962
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1967
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1970
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1999
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-2000
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Microfilm reel T-2006
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Microfilm reel T-2015
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Microfilm reel T-2020
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Microfilm reel T-2021
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Microfilm reel T-2024
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Microfilm reel T-2004
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Microfilm reel T-1957
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1959
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1988
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1991
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1998
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Microfilm reel T-2018
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Microfilm reel T-2025
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Microfilm reel T-2026
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Microfilm reel T-1944
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1947
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1950
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1960
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1975
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1971
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1979
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1986
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1987
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1992
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1996
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-2013
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-2023
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2011
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Microfilm reel T-2016
32: Restricted by law
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Microfilm reel T-2029
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Microfilm reel T-1943
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1958
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1982
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-1997
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2001
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2008
90: Open
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Microfilm reel T-2003
90: Open
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32: Restricted by law
Volume
from 323 to 325
329
342
from 345 to 385
from 387 to 425
from 427 to 443
450
455
458
from 558 to 561
90: Open
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32: Restricted by law
Volume
from 326 to 328
from 330 to 341
from 343 to 344
386
426
from 444 to 449
from 451 to 454
from 456 to 457
from 562 to 630
32: Restricted by law
Graphic (photo)
32: Restricted by law
Volume
940
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Textual records Finding aid (formerly 73-28) is a handwritten-typed file list relating to volumes 323-458. 73-7 90 (Paper)

Textual records The finding aid (formerly 73-28) relates to volumes 558-630. The list includes volume number, title and outside dates. 73-7 90 (Electronic)

Graphic Material The photographic finding aid is a box list with file numbers and caption information supplied by originator. Information added to media note field within this record. Correctional Services Canada R 942 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Kingston Penitentiary, Canada's oldest penitentiary, opened in Portsmouth (now part of Kingston), Upper Canada, on 1 June 1835 as the Provincial Penitentiary for Upper Canada. This institution was designed for the incarceration of prisoners of both Upper Canada (Canada West) and Lower Canada (Canada East) by the Act of Union of 1840. In 1867, the government of Canada became responsible for the maintenance and management of the Provincial Penitentiary at Kingston by virtue of Section 91 of the BNA. The penitentiary was authorized to receive offenders sentenced to terms of more than two years from Ontario and Quebec and came under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice.

Additional information

Accruals
Further accruals are expected.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories: 125th Anniversary of the National Archives. Curator: Martin Tétreault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1997.05.14-1998.01. (RG 73 Vol. 378 Punishment Book, circa 1867) Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 2. Curator: Martin Tétrault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1998.02-1998.09. (RG 73 v. 378, Kingston Penitentairy Punishment Book, 1867)

Government

Related control no.

1. 86/001
2. 1980-81/253 GAD
3. 1983-84/030 GAD
4. 1985-86/163 GAD
5. 1986-87/094 GAD
6. 1987-88/013 GAD
7. 1987-88/014 GAD
8. 1995-96/339 GAD
9. 1996-97/1059 GAD
10. 1997-98/270 GAD
11. 123-000339-8
12. 1996-04058-8
13. 1997-01269-3
14. 1998-00682-4
15. RG73
16. RG73-C
17. RG73-C-1
18. RG73-C-6