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Kingston Penitentiary Inmate Ledgers

Resource Format: 

  • Online


  • City of Kingston

Special Group: 

  • Inmates

Additional Information: 

  • Library and Archives Canada has made available online four volumes of records about Kingston Penitentiary inmates.
  • Most of the records date from about 1912 to 1919, with a small number of earlier or later records.
  • Each page includes a pair of photographs (mug shots), a physical description of the inmate, date and place of sentencing, and the crime for which he was convicted.
  • In some cases, a newspaper clipping about the crime has been pasted into the ledger (see Book Two, below). 
  • The inmates’ names are searchable on the LAC website or, for easier browsing, try the shortcuts on our KFPL Reads blog