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COVID-19 instances on the rise amongst Saskatchewan inmates | Globalnews.ca


As COVID-19 instances improve day by day in Saskatchewan, so do the numbers for the province’s inmates.

The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety said in an electronic mail to Global Regina there are a complete of 125 constructive COVID-19 instances in provincial correctional establishments.

“Pandemic activity in correctional centers is a reflection of what is happening in the larger Saskatchewan community,” said the province. “As cases rise in the community, we expect we will see additional cases in our correctional facilities.”

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As of Jan. 13, 2022, the Saskatoon Correctional Centre at present has 87 energetic COVID-19 instances, the Prince Albert Correctional Centre has 34 energetic instances and Regina Correctional Centre has two energetic instances. All instances reported contain inmates on the provincial establishments.

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The numbers for workers employed on the provincial establishments differ. The Saskatoon Correctional Centre at present has 32 energetic COVID-19 instances, the Prince Albert Correctional Centre has 16 energetic instances and Regina Correctional Centre has 4 energetic instances.

The CEO of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan says they hear considerations from inmates and their households in relation to those that are contaminated with COVID-19.

“The consistent thing is people are generally nervous and afraid both the prisoners we hear from and also the families that don’t know what’s going on and how people are getting treated,” stated Shawn Fraser.

“Our focus is on the prisoners. We’ve also heard those same issues from the guards. It’s not always a safe working environment for people.”

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The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety said that corrections has maintained all kinds of measures to deal with the pandemic.

Recently, they’ve applied further measures in Saskatchewan correctional amenities reminiscent of suspending in-person visits, requiring all workers and contractors to double-mask with a surgical masks whereas working in a correctional centre, and requiring all inmates to double-mask with a surgical/procedural masks when outdoors their cells.

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Staff are inspired to make use of take-home fast take a look at kits.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) said to Global Regina there is just one energetic COVID-19 case on the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. CSC confirms there are at present no energetic instances at some other federal correctional establishment — the Regional Psychiatric Centre, Willow Cree Healing Lodge or Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge.


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