Escape from Saskatchewan Penitentiary – Minimum security unit

News release

January 1, 2019 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service Canada

On December 31, 2018 during the 10 p.m. count in the minimum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, staff members discovered that Steven Briggs was not accounted for.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Prince Albert detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Steven Briggs is 24 years old, measures 175 cm (5’9”) in height and weighs 71 kg (157 lbs). He has a medium complexion, green eyes and brown hair. He has tattoos on his right hand, his left hand and his left forearm. He is currently serving a sentence of 7 years, 3 months for Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Assault With A Weapon, Robbery, Motor Vehicle Theft and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Steven Briggs is asked to contact police.

CSC will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.

CSC has given the police all of the information available to help arrest the inmate.

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Contacts

Darcy Begrand

Manager Assessment and Interventions

Saskatchewan Penitentiary

(306) 765-8520


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