Saskatchewan Penitentiary News

Foul play is not suspected after the death of an inmate at Saskatchewan Penitentiary on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

No foul play suspected in Sask. Pen inmate death

By paNOW staff May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

A 30-year old inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary has died while in custody.

Correctional Service Canada said Curtis Robert Cozart was pronounced dead at roughly 11...

Cameron Fraser reads the letter from Colonialism No More to MP Ralph Goodale on March 1, 2017.

Regina citizens show support for prisoners after P.A. prison riot

By Britton Gray March 2, 2017 - 6:29am Updated: March 2, 2017 - 6:37am

“What do we want?”


“When do we want it?”


This was the chant used by a group of people protesting for the rights of the prisoners...

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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Officers found Saskatchewan Penitentiary inmate Jason Leonard Bird suffering from stab wounds following a riot on Dec 14. The 43-year-old was pronounced dead in hospital.

Inmate kitchen workers behind Sask. Pen riot: Union rep

By Taylor Macpherson December 16, 2016 - 10:10am Updated: December 16, 2016 - 10:15am

Wednesday's deadly riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary may have been started by inmates assigned to work in the facility's kitchen.

James Bloomfield, a representative...

Jason Leonard Bird, 43, was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital following a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary near Prince Albert.

1 inmate killed, several injured in riot at Sask. Penitentiary

By 650 CKOM December 14, 2016 - 9:58pm Updated: December 16, 2016 - 7:38am

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has confirmed the death of an inmate in a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary near Prince Albert, Sask.  

Emergency services were...

A union representing workers at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Sask. says problems with a new federal payroll system have left several members unpaid for months.

Sask. Penitentiary workers affected by federal pay system woes

By Shane O'Neill September 16, 2016 - 7:52am Updated: September 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Members of the local Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE) at Saskatchewan Penitentiary say members are affected by problems plaguing a new federal pay system.


As of July 26, all visits are temporarily cancelled at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert.

Visits at Sask. Penitentiary temporarily suspended

By paNOW staff July 27, 2016 - 7:14am Updated: July 27, 2016 - 7:15am

Due to recent water conservation restrictions in Prince Albert following a major oil spill, visits at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary have been put on hold.

According to a...

A 31-year-old inmate

Inmate dies at Sask. penitentiary in Prince Albert

By paNOW staff July 20, 2016 - 2:23pm Updated: July 20, 2016 - 2:30pm

An inmate in the medium security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary has died.

According to Correctional Service Canada, Joseph Vincent Manitopyes, 31, was found...

Braidy C. Vermette.

Accused murderer back at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary

By Nigel Maxwell April 8, 2016 - 11:18am Updated: April 8, 2016 - 11:18am

The man who evaded police for over a week made a brief court appearance Friday morning at Prince Albert Provincial Court.

Braidy Chase Vermette did not say a word as the...

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More attention for mental health recommended in inquest into Sask. Penitentiary suicide

By Juliet Kadzviti January 14, 2016 - 9:37am Updated: January 14, 2016 - 9:37am

The inquest into the suicide of an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in 2012 came to an end Wednesday as the jury brought forward recommendations on how to prevent future...

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Support for inmate's mental state examined at inquest into Sask. Penitentiary suicide

By Spencer Sterritt January 13, 2016 - 12:09pm Updated: January 13, 2016 - 12:09pm

Details about the mental state of an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary who committed suicide in his cell in November 2012 came to light during the second day of the...

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Inquest into suicide of inmate at Sask. Penitentiary begins in Prince Albert

By Spencer Sterritt January 11, 2016 - 5:35pm Updated: January 12, 2016 - 7:41am

A week-long inquest into the suicide of an inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary began on Monday in Prince Albert.

During the first day, RCMP and corrections officers...