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Prisoner finds sensitive papers in garbage

An inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary turned over to an assistant warden a document he found in a garbage bin inside the prison. The document contained the names, prisoner numbers and work and other program assignments for 184 inmates. Seven of the inmates were identified as participating in sex offender programs.

Following this incident, penitentiary officials searched for other discarded documents but found none.

All inmates affected by the breach were informed of the incident and their right to complain to the Privacy Commissioner.

Prison officials directed an end to the practice of printing and distributing these types of reports.

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