Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

October 01, 2015 18:11 ET

Lockdown and Search at Saskatchewan Penitentiary Medium Security Unit

PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On October 1, 2015, at about 2:00 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

Contact Information

  • Darcy Begrand
    Media Relations
    Saskatchewan Penitentiary
    (306) 765-8520