SASKATOON, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - On September 13, 2018, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony in the Prairie Region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Regional Deputy Commissioner Peter Linkletter, to the incoming Regional Deputy Commissioner France Gratton.
The ceremony reinforces the responsibility of leadership in the role of Regional Deputy Commissioner. It represents the symbolic passing of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one correctional leader to another.
This ceremony is an important tradition for CSC. It reaffirms the incoming leader's pledge to support CSC's mission and contribute to the safety and security of the public, employees and offenders.
- The Correctional Service of Canada Prairie Regional Headquarters is in Saskatoon.
- The Prairie Region covers Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Northwest Territories.
- The Prairie Region contains 12 institutions (including three Healing Lodges in Indigenous communities) and two parole districts.
- Prairie Region also contains three facilities operated by Indigenous community partners under Section 81 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.
- CSC has established Exchange of Service Agreements with Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
"I am honoured to assume the mantle of responsibility to ensure the ongoing safety and security of CSC staff and of offenders within our custody," said France Gratton, Regional Deputy Commissioner. "I look forward to meeting, and learning more, from the members of the Prairie Region CSC team. Working together with our partners and CSC's committed volunteers, we will continue to offer the victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. I am confident that the joint efforts of CSC and its partners will effectively help offenders transition from institutional life to the community."
For more information, please visit the website www.csc-scc.gc.ca.
SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region
For further information: Jeff Campbell, Regional Communications Manager, Regional Headquarters Prairies, (306) 659-9216