Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 21, 2009 14:46 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Contraband Seizure at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - March 21, 2009) - On March 20, 2009 at approximately 6:20 p.m. Correctional Officers at Saskatchewan Penitentiary searching a medium security unit confiscated a number of contraband items.

The unit has been put on lock down and will remain on this status while staff complete a thorough search. The unit will reopen once the search has been completed. The balance of the institution is operating on normal routine.

Saskatchewan Penitentiary is a federal penitentiary located 1 km west of Prince Albert, SK. There are presently 472 medium security inmates and 110 inmates in the maximum security unit.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Shawn Bird
    Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    (306) 765-8000