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Inmate Daniel Ducret Dies
Ducret, age 67, was found unresponsive in his cell at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Jan. 2. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead Jan. 3.

Inmate Richard Barela Placed on Escape Status
Barela left his community service work site in Yankton this afternoon without authorization. He took a 2007 silver Chevy ½ ton pickup with a State of South Dakota license plate that reads CH 331 from the work site.


Inmate Michael Hillmer In Custody
A minimum-security inmate placed on escape status earlier this week is back in custody.


Inmate Michael Hillmer Placed on Escape Status
Hillmer left his community service work site in Yankton without authorization late this morning.

Inmate Michael Rich Death
Rich passed away Dec. 15 in a comfort care setting at the Jameson Annex to the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls following an illness.


Inmate John Feather in Custody
A minimum-security inmate who was placed on escape status earlier this week is back in custody.


Inmate John Feather Placed on Escape Status
Inmate Feather failed to report to his community service job site in Rapid City on Dec. 10.


Inmate Wayne Trousdale Dies
Trousdale, age 82, passed away Dec. 1 at a Sioux Falls hospital.


Inmate Jonah Burning Breast in Custody
Inmate Jonah Burning Breast was arrested in Pennington County Nov. 20.


Inmate Ronny Crawford in custody
Crawford was arrested in Rapid City on Nov. 7.


Inmate Sheena Browning in custody
State prison inmate Sheena Browning is in custody.


Inmate Jacob Abdo in Custody
Abdo was arrested in Sioux Falls Oct. 31.

Execution Date, Time Set for Inmate Charles Rhines
In accordance with South Dakota Codified Law 23A-27A-17, Director of Prison Operations and Chief Warden Darin Young has set the date and time for the execution of Inmate Charles Rhines for Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.


Doug Clark Named Deputy Secretary of Corrections
Doug Clark has been named as Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC), replacing Laurie Feiler, who has announced her retirement effective in December.


Inmate Brandon James Dies
State prison inmate Brandon James has died following an illness.