Kingston Penitentiary Inmate Ledgers 1886-1919

page from Kingston Penitentiary ledgerLibrary 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.

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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.