COVID-19: No more offenders to be admitted into Saskatoon Correctional Centre

The Saskatoon Correctional Centre is pictured in this file photo. (Damien Kent/CTV Saskatoon)

The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety said no more offenders will be admitted into the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC).

As of Wednesday, 67 inmates and 18 staff have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SCC.

"Additional cases in facilities other than the Saskatoon Correctional Centre are primarily due to inmates testing positive upon admission, rather than transmission within the facility," a spokesperson with the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety said.

"Offenders who test positive on admission are isolated from other offenders and provided with necessary medical care."

Offenders who would have been admitted into SCC will now be transported to the Regina Correctional Centre and the Prince Albert Correctional Centre.

"Offenders are not being directly transferred from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre to the Regina Correctional Centre," the ministry spokesperson said.

"These individuals were offenders and remand accused who were redirected to the Regina Correctional Centre by the Saskatoon Police Service and the courts."

As of Wednesday afternoon, in Saskatchewan‘s correctional centres, 95 offenders have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-two staff members have also tested positive.

  • Regina Correctional Centre: 6 offenders, 0 staff
  • Saskatoon Correctional Centre: 67 offenders, 18 staff
  • Prince Albert Correctional Centre: 14 offenders, 2 staff
  • Pine Grove Correctional Centre: 6 offenders, 0 staff
  • Paul Dojack Youth Centre: 0 offenders, 1 staff
  • Kilburn Hall Youth Centre: 2 offenders, 1 staff