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June 26, 2014 12:11 PM

Inmates Deployed To Wessington Springs

Pierre, SD

20 state inmates are inbound for Wessington Springs to help residents with tornado damage cleanup.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard ordered the use of Department of Correction inmates and staff members in Wessington Springs. 20 minimum-security inmates from Sioux Falls and three South Dakota State Penitentiary staff members were deployed.

The crews are working under the direction of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management.

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