25-year-old inmate dies at South Dakota State Penitentiary

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 25-year-old inmate died after being found unresponsive in his cell at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. 

The state prison announced Michael Hand died by suicide. Authorities say Hand was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday and died at a Sioux Falls hospital on Saturday. 

Hand was serving a 25-year sentence for first-degree manslaughter from Pennington County.   

The Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death.

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