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 below.
- Consult an alphabetical list of inmates:
- Browse the ledgers page-by-page:
Tip: to enlarge an image, click on it. If it's still too small, right-click on the picture, save it to your computer, and use the picture-viewer on your computer to get a closer look.
_____________________________________________Image: Kingston Penitentiary Inmate History Description Ledger, 1913-1916, page 71, [online] Library and Archives Canada, entry for Pete Tydrouk and John Robinson and Martin Sweeney and Daniel McDonald, series R942-101-5-E, MIKAN number 4348702.