Saskatoon Correctional Centre

Hunger strikes allegedly taking place at two Sask. correctional facilities with inadequate COVID-19 precautions to blame

Jan 5, 2021 | 8:42am

A Facebook post on the Justice for Regina Correctional Inmates page, says some inmates at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre have begun a hunger strike, along with others at the women’s Pine Grove Correctional Centre in Prince Albert. They are protesting inadequate precautions and care in regards to COVID-19, and the hunger strikers are also calling […]

Sask. Corrections making changes to protocol after outbreak in Saskatoon

Nov 26, 2020 | 5:13pm

A COVID-19 outbreak at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre has forced the province to look at ways to limit the spread of the virus. A total of 85 positive cases have been identified at the facility, 72 offenders and 13 staff members. 72 of those cases were announced on Thursday. Noel Busse with the Ministry of […]

Inmate dies at Saskatoon Correctional Centre

Nov 2, 2020 | 2:28pm

A 28-year-old man who was on remand at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre was found unresponsive in his cell and was declared deceased at 1:10 a.m. Monday morning. The Saskatoon Police Service and the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service are investigating. The Ministry of Corrections and Policing are also conducting an internal investigation. The Ministry of Corrections and […]

Sixth employee at Saskatoon Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19

Apr 3, 2020 | 5:30pm

Another corrections officer at the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Ministry of Corrections and policing made the announcement on Friday making this the sixth staff member to test positive at the centre. The employee has since been told to self-isolate at home. Noel Busse, communications branch executive director, […]

SGEU requests more resources for safety within Saskatoon Correctional Centre

Sep 20, 2019 | 5:43pm

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) believes more needs to be done to provide inmate and worker safety at the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre. The request comes after multiple rival gang members were involved in a violent incident on Thursday in the prison’s yard. This is just one of several incidents that have […]

Around 40 per cent of Saskatoon inmates being moved after recent incidents

Aug 30, 2019 | 3:35pm

Significant incidents at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre has prompted staff to relocate a large amount of inmates within the facility. Approximately 40 per cent of the Saskatoon centre’s population is being reorganized after two fights broke out this week between two rival gangs. The brawls occurred within the yard and a unit in the facility. The pair […]