Canadas Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston Penitentiary
Canadas Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston Penitentiary by Peter H. Hennessy
English | Oct. 1, 1999 | ISBN: 1550023306 | 211 Pages | PDF | 9 MB
This semi-documentary study of the Kingston Penitentiary by a local writer and historian lays bare in cool prose the rapid descent from puritanical purpose to merely punitive management.
For the first 75 years, repression was accepted as the norm, even applauded, by the local citizens, some of the inmates, and the political establishment. Over the last hundred years, repressive practices at Kingston Peneitentiary have been publicized, analyzed, and increasingly denounced. In the outcome, the Big House at Kingston has become almost unmanageable. What to do with it? The question still hangs in the air.