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SD inmates help in cleanup from Sioux Falls storm

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.
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Yankton inmates plead guilty to bringing in tobacco

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

Half of SD’s prison inmates re-offend within 3 years of release

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.
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State prison inmates help clean up SD roadways

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) State prison inmates are working on some roadside cleanup projects around South Dakota. Continue Reading

Prison population hits record high in SD

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

Fargo jail inmates get sick after evening meal; SD firm supplies food

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.

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SD works to reduce repeat prisoner rate

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.
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Madoff, to ABC’s Walters: Terrible remorse, yet happiness and no longer suicidal thoughts

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.
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North Dakota inmates’ health costs

January 10, 2011 in INFORUM

Bill would decrease jails’ responsibility
BISMARCK The increasing cost of medical care for jail inmates is a growing concern for North Dakota counties, and state lawmakers are trying to decide how to handle the issue. Continue Reading

Inmate seeking kosher meals cites “Seinfeld” Festivus belief

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.
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