Sask. Penitentiary on Lockdown After Riot Leaves One Inmate Dead, Several Injured

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One inmate is dead following a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary that a union spokesperson said left a large portion of the correctional centre “uninhabitable.” File / Global News One inmate is dead following a riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary that a union spokesperson said left a large portion of the correctional centre “uninhabitable.”

He was a warrior:’ Saskatchewan prison riot leaves inmate dead

The Canadian Press, Dec 15, 2016

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A riot involving 185 prisoners at a prison in northern Saskatchewan has left one inmate dead, eight prisoners injured and a large part of the institution uninhabitable.

Correctional Service Canada spokesman Jeff Campbell said the riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert started Wednesday in the medium-security unit, which houses 377 prisoners.

“They set up barricades. They lit some fires. There was also an assault on some inmates, one of whom has unfortunately died from his injuries,” Campbell said Thursday in a phone interview.

The dead inmate, Jason Leonard Bird, was 43 and had been serving a sentence of two years…

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