Top News

Her Majesty's Penitentiary: a Telegram Special Report

Six days after an escape attempt by two inmates, the lockdown at Her Majesty's Penitentiary has been lifted.
Her Majesty's Penitentiary, on the backs of Quidi Vidi Lake. - File photo

Get the whole story:

Telegram Special Report explores past, present and future of Her Majesty's Penitentiary

Surely, we can do better

Alternatives to sending people to Her Majesty's Penitentiary

Newfoundland's ‘HMP has its issues’

The unfavourable conditions at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's are often cited as cruel and unusual punishment

PAM FRAMPTON: Life behind bars — a TRUE story

Former St. John’s inmate Justin Jennings records the stark realities of prison life in his journal

TIMELINE: Her Majesty's Penitentiary through the years

EDITORIAL: Another decade of darkness

No federal cash for HMP

PAM FRAMPTON: New prison requires new ways of thinking

Her Majesty's Penitentiary — ‘This house of Hell’

Inmate's letter speaks volumes about conditions at HMP in St. John's: friend

‘The prison is like a dungeon’ — Correction's officers say Her Majesty’s Penitentiary's outdated space makes jobs difficult

PAM FRAMPTON: Selling the (Salmonier prison) farm

‘It was just a warehouse,’ former inmate says of Her Majesty’s Penitentiary

John Howard Society has suggestions for offering better rehabilitation programs at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary

Newfoundland's ‘HMP has its issues’

Newfoundland and Labrador inmates speak out about life inside

Space is tight in Newfoundland and Labrador’s correctional system

Mixed views on Her Majesty's Penitentiary location in St. John's

Alternatives to sending people to Her Majesty's Penitentiary

Family of Newfoundland inmate who died in custody indicates legal action


Take a look back at some noteworthy events of the more recent history of Her Majesty's Penitentiary.

Recent Stories