Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 29, 2007 15:07 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Inmate Death at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

SASKATCHEWAN PENITENTIARY, PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 29, 2007) - At approximately 4:35 p.m. on Friday December 28, 2007 a 48 year old male inmate was found unconscious in his cell. Staff administered CPR at the scene and Garry Roderick Cardinal was pronounced dead a short while later.

The death is not considered suspicious. Next of kin have been notified.

The RCMP and institutional officials are currently investigating the death.

Saskatchewan Penitentiary is a medium security institution, which also contains a separate maximum security unit. There are currently a total of 609 inmates housed at the facility.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    Shawn Bird
    Assistant Warden Management Services
    (306) 765-8110