Prison overcrowding in Saskatchewan due to people on remand

WATCH ABOVE: Greg Fleet, the CEO of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, says jail overcrowding in the province is mainly due to people on remand. In this interview with Lisa Dutton, he says there are options that could help ease the situation while keeping communities safe.
The CEO of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan believes there are options available to the government to reduce prison overcrowding.

A report released by provincial auditor Judy Ferguson on Dec. 8 found that the prison population had grown by 51 per cent since 2006, with a 104 per cent increase in the number of inmates on remand.