Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Stony Mountain, Manitoba
Located just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Stony Mountain Penitentiary is one of Canada’s medium security prisons/institutions. When I was much younger, the limestone outcrops to the east of the Penitentiary grounds were an excellent location for finding fossils from prehistoric times. (location)
In many areas of the country the prisons and penitentiaries, such as this one, are located a bit away from the major urban centers whereas in some parts of the country such as Kingston, Ontario the gaols are part of the character of the urban surroundings.