Have you ever wondered what a federal penitentiary looks like? Now you can find out! In April, CSC launched "Beyond the Fence: A Virtual Tour of a Canadian Penitentiary", which provides 360 degree panoramic views of various areas within an institution. You can tour a minimum, medium and maximum security cell and range, chapel, workshop, programs room, health care centre, and much, much more.
Following the closure of Kingston Penitentiary in 2013, approximately 20,000 people visited the facility as part of fundraisers for United Way and Habitat for Humanity. These tours generated significant interest from Canadians, and CSC wanted to tap into it.
We decided that a virtual tour would be an interesting and interactive way to engage Canadians and teach them about the work we do at CSC in the interest of public safety. This tour allows us to bring people beyond our fences via their computer screens and mobile devices.
Enter now to experience a federal institution first-hand!