The Penitentiary Museum


Leg shackles, cat-o'-nine tails, and an ice-cold water bath are some early examples of "restraint equipment" used by Canada's penitentiary system, which began in the 1830s. Inmates' inventiveness in creating weapons included a cannon made from plumbing pipes and a crossbow fashioned out of toothbrushes. Former correctional officers conduct tours offering personal insider tales.


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