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Inmates transferred from Saskatchewan Penitentiary after deadly riot

An undisclosed number of inmates at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert have been relocated after last week's deadly riot. File / Global News

An undisclosed number of inmates at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary have been transferred to other federal institutions after a deadly riot on Dec. 14.

Jeff Campbell, regional communications manager with Correctional Service Canada (CSC), could not disclose the exact number of transferred inmates or where they went to due to the Privacy Act.

READ MORE: One inmate dead, 8 injured after riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary

A lockdown at both the medium and maximum security units at the penitentiary in Prince Albert is still in place.

Visits also remains suspended.

Jason Leonard Bird, the inmate who died as a result of injuries sustained during the riot, was laid to rest on Thursday.

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One inmate dead, 8 injured after riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary – Dec 16, 2016

Six inmates were injured when correctional officers discharged firearms as part of the emergency response to gain control of the situation. None of those injuries were considered life-threatening.

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CSC officials said they would conduct a full review into the cause of the riot.

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