April 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) State prison inmates and staff from the South Dakota State Penitentiary have begun to help clean up tree limbs that fell in the Sioux Falls area during last week’s storm.
April 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Two inmates jumped the Yankton prison camp’s fence, retrieved the tobacco from a prearranged location and brought it back in. Continue Reading
April 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE Nearly half of the inmates released from state prisons in South Dakota from 2003 through 2008 found their way back behind bars again within three years, according to a report that has been delivered to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
March 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE South Dakota’s prison population hit record highs in recent months, state officials said Thursday as they described stepped-up efforts to reduce the number of people sentenced to prison and to cut the number of parolees who end up back behind bars. Continue Reading
November 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic
FARGO, N.D. (AP) Health officials are investigating whether food poisoning caused more than 150 inmates at the Cass County Jail to get sick.
November 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE South Dakota should be able to reach a goal of cutting in half the number of released prison inmates who get in trouble and are sent back to prison, the state’s top corrections official said Monday.
October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Disgraced financier Bernie Madoff has told an interviewer he has terrible remorse and horrible nightmares over his epic fraud, but also said he feels happier in prison than he’s felt in 20 years.
December 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
An inmate in California who disliked salami was able to receive kosher meals after his attorney cited the “Seinfeld” holiday Festivus as his religious belief.