Mapping penitentiaries

by Patrick Cain

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to announce announced today the closure of two federal prisons: the Leclerc Institution near Montreal and the venerable Kingston Penitentiary, which opened in 1835. Leslie and I mapped all of Canada’s federal prisons by way of an interactive explainer.

Even after Kingston Pen’s closure, three pre-1914 penitentiaries will still be in service: Dorchester Institution (1880), Stony Mountain Institution (1887) and the Saskatchewan Penitentiary (1911).

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About Leslie Young

A budding data and database geek, I try to turn numbers into stories. I've been with Global News since the spring of 2011. Find me on Twitter @leslieyoung
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