SPOILER ALERT! THIS POST CONTAINS PHOTOS AND DETAILS OF KINGSTON PENITENTIARY AND IT’S MUSEUM. IF YOU PLAN ON SEEING KINGSTON PENN AND DON’T WANT ANY DETAILS RUINED FOR YOURSELF STOP READING NOW!
Welcome to part 3 of the Kingston Penitentiary Tours! This is the final post about Kingston Penn but I highly recommend that you go experience it yourself!
Back in part one I wrote about how they broke the bell during one of the three riots that happened at KP, this is a picture of the last and worst riot KP had.
On the standard tour this is most of what you see for the workshops but on the premium you get to inside each one. These stairs are amazing though, the workshops are really a work of art that these inmates built.
All the workshops are emptied or else we wouldn’t be able to go in them for safety reasons but this one is my favourite because the ceiling is amazing. At one point they tried to cover it but it clearly didn’t stay.
The workshops was home too many random things being made, for example, back when mailmen used those big bags full of mail – those we’re made at KP. If you went to an old highschool in Canada your locker was most made at KP. The weirdest thing they made at KP was locks; kind of ironic that inmates we’re making locks. This went on for awhile until someone questioned it and put it to a stop.
The one shop that you couldn’t go in was the carpenter workshop and that was because it was still full but I liked it that way so you can actually see what it was like.
This is the mailing system at KP, you could request haircuts, hand in homework, and send complaints.
These mats would be all over the prison but they’ve taken then down and left them up in the gym. In prison you can’t shoot an inmate without shooting a warning shot first, so they would shoot at these mats so the bullet wouldn’t bounce all around the prison.
Sadly we have come to the end of our Kingston Penitentiary, this is the outside wall walking back to the parking lot. It’s a crazy experience and interesting place to be.
Thank you for reading!