Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 01, 2009 16:46 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Assault at Saskatchewan Penitentiary Maximum Security Unit

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2009) - Saskatchewan Penitentiary - At approximately 1400 hours on October 31st, 2009, Correctional Officers observed an injured inmate in a Common Room at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary Maximum Security Unit. The injured inmate had been the victim of an apparent assault. Lock up was successfully completed and all remaining inmates were safely returned to their cells and have been accounted for.

No staff were involved in the incident nor did any staff sustain any injuries during the management of the incident.

The victim was transported to Outside Hospital for further treatment of injuries sustained as a result of the assault.

The Correctional Service of Canada has zero-tolerance for institutional violence. The range on which the incident occurred at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary Maximum Security Unit remains locked down until further notice. The rest of the Unit remains on regular Routine. The RCMP have been notified, and CSC will conduct an investigation into the incident.

Saskatchewan Penitentiary is a federal penitentiary located 1 km West of Prince Albert, SK, currently accommodating 477 medium security inmates and 158 maximum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Darcy Begrand
    Media Relations
    Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    (306) 765-8020