UPDATE: Johnathan Jeffery Kessel recaptured

On October 17, 2022, inmate Johnathan Jeffery Kessel was apprehended by the Saskatoon Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

He had been unlawfully at large from Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a minimum security prison, since September 27, 2022.

Kessel is currently serving a two-year sentence for robbery.

In a press release, Correctional Service Canada state they are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident and that ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

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