Yesterday's post featured the law, so it's rather appropriate that today and tomorrow's post is about punishment, at least in the historic sense. This imposing building was once the Carleton County Gaol, and now houses a youth hostel. Note the hound coming down the stairs at the right. The building was constructed in the 1860s, and sits next to a former courthouse (which now houses Arts Court). It took on its current use in the 1970s, and was a popular spot during Doors Open. The building has that same gloomy, institutional, foreboding feel of Shawshank Prison from the Stephen King story.
Finding one's way to the back entrance takes the visitor to this door- above the door was a good deal of space- and a trap door used for hangings.
This look at one of the old cells gives you an idea of current rooming at the hostel- certainly not a lot of space, but at least these days those staying for a bit can go in and out at their leisure.