19 April 2012

Good bye to KP #cdnpoli

Kingston Penitentiary – the oldest federal prison in Canada -  will close this year as part of the federal Conservative’s get tough on crime agenda…err…budget cuts.

Some people are predicting hard economic times in the Limestone City.  Those who’ve been to Kingston know that even with the P4W gone and now KP closing, there are six prisons in and around Kingston to keep the area economy afloat. 

Your humble e-scribbler spent a couple of years in Kingston as a graduate student back when the cop shop was downtown next to the bus depot and Block D was a perpetual sore point with the local council.

Bonus points to anyone who can name all the prisons.

- srbp -