Missing inmates found

By Bryan Eneas
January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

RCMP have confirmed inmates who went missing in Dec. and Jan. have been located, and are back behind bars.

Officers confirmed Frederick Frank Frenchman, who went missing from the Little Red River reserve in October of 2017, was apprehended and appeared in court on Dec. 27. Frenchman was handed a $200 fine and an additional 90 days tacked onto his original sentence.

Frenchman escaped while under supervision of correctional facility guards while on escort from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. He was serving a 1,048 day sentence for aggravated assault.

Pierceland RCMP also confirmed an escaped inmate has now been found.

RCMP said Jonathon Wade Benson was apprehended on Big Island Cree Nation territory on Jan. 16 and charged in connection to his disappearance.

Benson was reported missing on Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. after taking a leave of absence from the Prince Albert Correctional Centre a day earlier. Benson is back in custody at the Centre.

Benson was serving a six-month sentence for one charge of common assault and one charge of breaching probation.


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