Life and death behind bars A Free Press investigation

Stony Mountain Institution is not only Canada's oldest penitentiary, it's also the country's deadliest.

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Stony Mountain Institution is not only Canada’s oldest penitentiary, it’s also the country’s deadliest.

The 143-year-old prison has been dubbed Murder Mountain due to the high rate of suicides, homicides and unrelenting violence behind its crumbling walls.

Life and Death Behind Bars is an ongoing series by reporter Ryan Thorpe that examines the deeply dysfunctional conditions that pervade Manitoba’s lone federal prison.















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