Myths, facts and history of the Morrin Centre prison

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Historian Donald Fyson (centre) gave a fascinating tour of the old prison cells of the Quebec Common Gaol, known today as the Morrin Centre.

For decades, the Morrin Centre has invited the public to explore its beautiful and historic library, to enjoy a reception or a lecture in its grand hall, or to simply step into a prison cell. Over time, facts evolved into colourful tales:
prisoners had chains attached to their ankles, and lived horrible lives in overcrowded conditions. This of course is not all true, but what is and isn’t?