Saskatchewan’s Auditor is concerned about the medical care of inmates in Saskatchewan’s four adult-secure-custody correctional centres. Judy Ferguson says there are about 18 hundred inmates in them and many come from vulnerable backgrounds that can increase the likelihood of having declining health. She says many have untreated health conditions when they are admitting to a facility. On top of that, the frequency of infectious diseases in correctional centres is significantly higher than in communities. For these reasons, Ferguson says it’s important that these centres provide timely and adequate medical care for inmates. She says it will help with reducing the risk of introducing diseases into the community when the inmates are released.