Recapture of inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary Minimum security unit

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – At approximately 6:45 a.m. on October 4, 2016 inmate Roger Joseph Gillet was apprehended by the Prince Albert Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

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This inmate had been unlawfully at large from the minimum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, since September 30, 2016.

CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

BACKGROUND:

Escape from Saskatchewan Penitentiary – Minimum security unit – CAPTURED

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – On September 30, 2016 during a 10 a.m. count in the minimum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, staff members discovered that Roger Joseph Gillet was not accounted for.

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

Roger Joseph Gillet is 64 years old, measures 170 cm (5’ 7”) in height and weighs 81 kg (179 lbs). He has a fair complexion, brown eyes and grey hair. He has scars on his back and chin and tattoos on the abdomen, chin, upper right arm, and left arm. He is currently serving an indeterminate sentence for Second Degree Murder, Forcible Confinement, Robbery, Prison Breach and Escape Lawful Custody.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Roger Joseph Gillet 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.

Correctional Service Canada


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