Corrections News

The Saskatoon Correctional Centre was the subject of 320 complaints to the provincial ombudsman in 2016, up from 256 the year before.

Former inmate, advocate call for changes at Saskatoon jail

By JT Marshall May 1, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: May 1, 2017 - 2:15pm

A man who spent time on remand in Saskatoon is calling attention to conditions at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre following a report critical of the facility.   Jesse Irvine...

The Saskatoon Correctional Centre had 320 complaints in 2016, up from 256 the year before.

Living conditions lacking in Saskatoon prison: Ombudsman

By JT Marshall April 27, 2017 - 2:04pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

A report from the provincial Ombudsman is calling attention to what it describes as substandard living conditions at Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

According to the...

A selection of drones available at Redline Hobby in Regina on Feb. 17, 2017.

Drone drug drop off at Regina jail raises eyebrows

By Britton Gray February 18, 2017 - 12:57pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:44am

It sounds like something you might only see in the movies, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.

Around two weeks ago, staff at the centre had to intercept a...

Visitations have resumed at Saskatchewan Penetentiary near Prince Albert following a deadly riot on Dec. 14, 2016.

Lockdown lifted, visiting hours resume at Sask. Pen

By paNOW December 28, 2016 - 4:34pm Updated: December 28, 2016 - 4:45pm

Routine is slowly returning at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary after a riot earlier this month left one inmate dead and eight more injured.

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A report by Canada’s auditor general said the needs of indigenous offenders are being overlooked by Correctional Service Canada.

Audit criticizes treatment of indigenous offenders

By Taylor Macpherson December 5, 2016 - 7:44am Updated: December 5, 2016 - 8:19am

Indigenous offenders account for more than a quarter of all Canadians behind bars, and a recent audit shows their needs are often overlooked by Correctional Service Canada (CSC...

Entrance to Paul Dojack Youth Centre in Regina.

Youth escapes from correctional facility in Regina

By Lisa Schick July 26, 2016 - 5:59am Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

A youth who should be in jail is on the loose in Regina, and law enforcement didn't tell the public about it.

According to the Ministry of Justice, a young offender...

Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre.

Sask. reviewing use of 'administrative segregation' at provincial jails

By Adriana Christianson June 6, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: June 7, 2016 - 8:13am

The province won’t call it "solitary confinement", but it admits there is no hard limit on how long an inmate can be segregated from the general population at a Saskatchewan...

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Increased violence in Sask. correctional centres putting workers at risk: union

By Daniella Ponticelli April 1, 2016 - 3:28pm Updated: April 4, 2016 - 7:02am

Workers on the frontlines of Saskatchewan correctional centres are facing increased violence, according to the union that represents them.

Two incidents this week – a...

Saskatchewan Penitentiary in winter.

Corrections Canada to review recommendations after inquiry into suicide of inmate at Sask. Penitentiary

By Nigel Maxwell January 14, 2016 - 6:55pm Updated: January 15, 2016 - 7:22am

The Correctional Service of Canada said they will “diligently consider” the recommendations of the coroner's jury into the suicide of an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary...

The new training facility is designed like an actual prison.

National corrections training centre opening in Regina

By Sarah Mills December 16, 2015 - 12:47pm Updated: December 16, 2015 - 12:48pm

A new facility in Regina gives corrections workers a taste of life on the job.   Housed at RCMP Depot division, the facility is where all new workers with Corrections Services...

A new unit at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre had 144 beds.

P.A. provincial jail expands with 144 new beds

By Alex Soloducha October 11, 2015 - 8:47am Updated: October 11, 2015 - 9:00am

Corrections Saskatchewan is expanding with 144 new beds in a new unit at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre.

The unit is the largest expansion of...