REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is spending more money to increase space in jails for more inmates.
The province says $12.6 million from the budget will go to complete expansion projects at two correctional facilities in Prince Albert.
The Pine Grove Provincial Correctional Centre for women is getting a new 30-cell unit with double-bunking capacity of up to 60 beds.
There is also cash to add up to 144 beds at the men's correctional centre.
Corrections Minister Yogi Huyghebaert (HYOO'-gah-bare) says the projects are needed to deal with aging structure and outdated designs that could compromise safety.
He says they will also help with overcrowding in the correctional system.