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Sunday Aug 10 | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Benefit Behind Bars

When disaster struck this summer, the communities of Canton and Wessington Springs received help from across the state - including an unlikely place.

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Related Topix: Canton, SD, Wessington Springs, SD, Prison, Union County, SD, State Prisons

Fri Aug 08, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Inmate Escape Conspirator Sentenced To Prison

One of the two people accused in a plot to break an inmate out of the South Dakota State Penitentiary has been sentenced to prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Thu Aug 07, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Attorney: Kirkpatrick would have been bad witness

The former attorney for an Oklahoma man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota said he didn't want his client on the stand during the 2011 trial because he thought he would talk too much, citing the man's testimony Thursday in which he mentioned the Super Bowl, Colin Powell, the Middle East and TV lawyer Perry Mason.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, North Dakota, Prison, State Prisons

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSFY

Prison guards and hospital staff worked together to stop escape attempt

A man serving multiple sentences at the state penitentiary attempted to make a run for it Monday during a hospital visit at Avera.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

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