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Crowded conditions: This newly built entrance leads to the Toronto (Don) Jail which; according to a recent report by British prison expert Sean McConville; was designed to hold 228; but in the 1970s was double-bunked to provide emergency bed space for up to 400 prisoners. Open in full size

Crowded conditions: This newly built entrance leads to the Toronto (Don) Jail which; according to a recent report by British prison expert Sean McConville; was designed to hold 228; but in the 1970s was double-bunked to provide emergency bed space for up to 400 prisoners.

Picture, 1985, English

Crowded conditions: This newly built entrance leads to the Toronto (Don) Jail which; according to a recent report by British prison expert Sean McConville; was designed to hold 228; but in the 1970s was double-bunked to provide emergency bed space for up to 400 prisoners.

Picture, 1985, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Prisons - Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Don Jail - Exterior - 1970

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0011185f