All were given sentences of 3 years for their attempt to pick a pocket aboard the steam-boat "Sydenham" on the St. Records show that Antoine received the lash within a week of his arrival at the penitentiary.Over a period of 9 months he received it on 47 occasions for such offences as staring, laughing, whistling, giggling, making noise in his cell, having tobacco and idling.2) Regional Treatment Centre (Max.) The province of Ontario has long been the most densely populated region of Canada.As a result, more prisons were built to accommodate higher crime rates. In the 1940s and early 1950s, facilities started to be classified based upon security level.In 1990, Isabel Macneill House opened in the old Deputy Warden's residence for K. Isabel Macneill House was a "pre-release" facility for women.Because of the rules under which it operated - offenders could not leave the grounds unescorted and staff members were present 24 hours a day. This is a subject for debate, but the distinction between "penitentiary" and "Gaol" (pronounced "Jail") is important.
Kingston is also central to Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal. That is why Joyceville Institution, Canada's first "Medium-Minimum" penitentiary, was built to the north-west of Kingston in 1959.In 1930, the "Preferred Class Penitentiary, Ontario" (a.k.a. In the early 1960s, minimum-security farm camps were set up on the Joyceville (Pittsburgh Institution) and Collins Bay (Frontenac Institution) sites. then became the "Regional Reception Centre (Ontario)".Collin's Bay Penitentiary) opened approximately 2 kilometres from Kingston Penitentiary (K. Millhaven Institution opened prematurely in 1971, as a result of a major riot at K. In 1972, Bath Institution opened as a minimum-security facility on the grounds of Millhaven Institution. It functioned as a processing point for new admissions until 1980 when it became a "maximum security, protective custody" facility to house offenders deemed to require extra protection from general populations elsewhere.On that date inmates #1 Matthew Tavender, #2 John Hamilton, #3 Edward Middlehurst, #4 John O'Rorke, #5 John Dyas, and #6 Joseph Bouchette, were transferred to the penitentiary from the Midland District Gaol in Kingston (located at the corner of the present Clarence and King Street East).They had been held there for a month while awaiting the opening of the institution.