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Opinion: As the 2020 KP Tour season closes, change is needed

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinons expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Kingston is a prison city and has been for almost two centuries, impacting prisoners, carceral officers, their families, and local communities. Yet, still absent in the tours at

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Kingston Pen Tours opens for fifth season

Kingston Pen Tours will be officially reopening for its fifth season of guided tours on Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) in partnership with Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced today, Thursday Jul. 16, 2020. Since its launch in May 2016, over 300,000 guests have come through

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Letter: Public consultation needed on multi-year use of KP

The following is a letter to the editor regarding the new multi-year lease of Kingston Penitentiary. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Since 1835, Kingston Penitentiary (KP) has generated economic and regional growth. Even as KP ceased its social control functions

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Ticket sales announced for 2019 Kingston Pen Tours

If you’ve been anxious to get inside the walls of one of Canada’s most talked about penitentiaries, or if you’ve already been inside and just want to see more, get ready for next Monday. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced that tickets for the 2019 Kingston Penitentiary Tours

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