A private contract employee has been caught having sex with an inmate in a walk-in cooler at the Regina Correctional Centre.

It's the latest controversy involving Compass, the private company hired to provide food services at Saskatchewan prisons.

"We take all security concerns seriously. When this issue was raised with the ministry, we immediately took it to Compass,” said Saskatchewan Corrections spokesperson Drew Wilby.

“Compass addressed that in a timely manner. The ministry is happy with how Compass addressed that."

RCMP were not called in to investigate the incident because no laws had been broken. However, the employee’s security clearance to work at the correctional centre has been revoked.

A similar incident took place last summer in Salt Lake City, where a private contractor had sex with an inmate in a prison kitchen. Authorities there charged the worker, who they say was manipulated by two prisoners.

On Friday, Regina inmates ended another rotating hunger strike staged in protest over food quality.

Based on a report by CTV Regina’s Wayne Mantyka