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Fires and rioting damage Kingston Penitentiary in 1954

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Two-thirds of the aging federal prison in Ontario is destroyed after a riot and fires break out. For more on the history of the Kingston Penitentiary, visit the website for Tales from the KP from CBC's Doc Zone.

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: Aug. 17, 1954
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Duration: 2:23

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