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Inmate hunger strikes rarely require force-feeding

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — While a white supremacist jailed in the western part of the state has refused to eat, officials here say getting an inmate to end a hunger strike can ultimately spiral into a lengthy legal process.
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Williston inmate sought after escaping

October 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON — An inmate escaped custody of the Williams County Correctional Center while being treated at the Mercy Medical Center emergency room in Williston, authorities said.
Preston Sonstegaard, who was being held on probation revocation charges, was last seen wearing black and white striped jail pants, no shoes and no shirt, the Williams County Sheriff’s Office said. Continue Reading

South Dakota inmate dies; routine autopsy planned

November 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) An inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls died over the weekend.
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Iowa inmate attempts suicide

August 14, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa An attempted suicide of an inmate occurred at the Dickinson County Jail Monday evening, according to a Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office news release. Continue Reading

Prison officer injured in incident with inmate

June 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A corrections officer at the South Dakota State Penitentiary is out of the hospital after being injured in an incident with an inmate.
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Judge throws out SD inmate’s circumcision lawsuit

June 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A federal judge threw out a South Dakota prison inmate’s claim he was permanently harmed when he was circumcised as an infant. Continue Reading

New England’s Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center: Part IV: Prisoners and employment

April 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW ENGLAND Inmates at Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center aren’t allowed to serve their time idling. Every woman is required to work, if not at the facility, then in surrounding communities, officials said. Continue Reading

South Dakota inmate has died in custody

February 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Department of Corrections says a prison inmate has died. Continue Reading

Inmate who killed guard tells judge he deserves death penalty

February 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A South Dakota inmate who has acknowledged killing a penitentiary guard during a failed escape attempt told a judge Thursday that he deserves to be sentenced to death. Continue Reading

May execution set in guard killing case

November 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A South Dakota inmate who fatally beat a prison guard during an escape attempt and told a judge that he would kill again will be executed in May, prosecutors said Thursday.
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