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Court House built in 1894

Vaughan St. Gaol, Winnipeg, to Portage la Prairie about May 1, 1932. Mr. R. H. Home was the Governor at that time. In the women's section, there was a staff of five.

Portage law-men 1905-6 or 7.


In the fall of 1944, the men were transferred to Headingly, and the building has been used exclusively for women since tha t time.

Miss Jessie MacPher­ son retired in 1969 after acting as Superintendent at the Institution for 21 years.

Mr. Roy Webster, Q.C. says the picture of the Portage law-men, shown here, was taken in either 1905-6 or 7. From left to right - sea ted are Sergean t Bridle and Chief McIn tyre, and standing are Constable Thompson and Constable IVlcP herson,