Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

September 21, 2011 16:36 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Saskatchewan Penitentiary Celebrates 100 Years of Public Safety

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) - On September 21, 2011, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) proudly celebrated the 100th anniversary of Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert. The ceremony was attended by CSC Commissioner Don Head, Regional Deputy Commissioner Brenda LePage, and His Honour the Honourable Dr. Gordon Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. Invited guests included local Members of Parliament, retired and current CSC personnel, former and current Citizen Advisory Committee members, partners, volunteers, stakeholders, and other members of the community.

"The institution has a long and distinguished history of improving public safety for the citizens of Prince Albert and the province of Saskatchewan," said Commissioner Don Head, "As CSC moves forward, we must take the time to reflect on our achievements from the past 100 years and acknowledge the invaluable hard work and commitment of our numerous staff, volunteers, community partners and stakeholders."

"Since its opening, Saskatchewan Penitentiary has grown and evolved into a respected institution. Strong relationships with local partners and stakeholders have helped to ensure that inmates at the institution have access to the resources and services they need to successfully reintegrate into the community," said Regional Deputy Commissioner Brenda LePage. "We look forward to building on our past accomplishments as we look to the future and our commitments to public safety."

CSC is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC manages institutions of various security levels and supervises offenders under conditional release in the community. For more information, please visit the CSC Web site at www.csc-scc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Darcy Begrand
    Media Spokesperson
    Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    Correctional Service Canada
    (306) 765-8000