Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 11, 2008 16:53 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Death of Inmate at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - At approximately 12:45 a.m. on June 11th, 2008, an offender from Saskatchewan Penitentiary was pronounced dead by physicians at a hospital in Prince Albert following a lengthy illness.

The deceased is Warner Pitroff. He was 61 years old. He was serving a Life Sentence for Non-Capital Murder from 1976. Next of kin has been notified.

As is the case whenever an offender dies while in custody, the police and coroner were notified.

The death may be the subject of a coroner's inquest as is common with any death of a person in custody.

Saskatchewan Penitentiary is a federal penitentiary located 1 km West of Prince Albert, SK, currently accommodating 493 medium security inmates. The Saskatchewan Penitentiary Maximum Security Unit houses 91 maximum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Darcy Begrand
    Media Relations, Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    (306) 765-8059