Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

October 15, 2009 16:48 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2009) - Saskatchewan Penitentiary is locked down to facilitate a search of the institution.

The search began about 9:00 p.m. on October 14th.

The lockdown and routine search are being conducted to ensure the continued safety of the public, staff and inmates.

The institution should be returned to normal routine this afternoon.

Saskatchewan Penitentiary is a federal penitentiary located in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The current institutional population is 493 medium security male inmates.

Contact Information

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