Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

February 23, 2012 14:28 ET

Lockdown and Search at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2012) - At approximately 9:45 p.m. on February 22, 2012, Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a multi-level federal penitentiary, was placed on lockdown to facilitate the search of the institution as a result of an inmate assault.

The safety and security of our institutions is the primary consideration of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). The institution will re-open as soon as the search is complete and it is determined safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search has been completed.

In order to improve its practices to prevent and reduce future incidents, CSC will continue to work in an effort to review the circumstances surrounding the incident and take action where necessary.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada, Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    Darcy Begrand
    Manager Assessment and Intervention
    (306) 765-8020