Two inmates at Saskatoon Correctional Centre are facing charges of aggravated assault after an inmate was sent to hospital in critical condition following a Monday morning attack.
Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice spokesperson Drew Wilby told reporters the inmate was taken out of Saskatoon Correctional in medical distress around 11:30 a.m. As of Tuesday afternoon, the victim remained in critical condition.
An investigation led to aggravated assault charges for fellow inmates Raven Constant and Nathan Ermine.
Wilby said the charges were laid after review of video in the cells.
When asked about safety in the centre, Wilby said correctional services does its best to provide a safe environment.
“It is an unpredictable environment and things can happen,” he said, noting staff are trained to end dangerous situations as quickly as possible.
Wilby couldn’t comment on the nature of the inmate’s injuries, since next of kin hadn’t been notified yet.
He said an internal investigation will take place alongside the Saskatoon police and court processes.
The announcement of the attack comes on the same day another inmate at Saskatoon Correctional escaped custody while on an escorted leave at a funeral.