UPDATE: Three escape inmates now in custody

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PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Three of the eight inmates who left the Pierre Community Work Center without permission Monday night are back in custody.

As of 4:41 p.m., the state said inmates Kelsey Flute, Jordan Wakeman and Pamela Miller were located on the Crow Creek Reservation.

The state is working with the tribe to have the three returned to state custody.


PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Eight female inmates left the Pierre Community Work Center without permission Monday night through an exterior door. Every woman was in the minimum security unit.

Women’s Prison staff began escape procedures and law enforcement was notified. The South Dakota Highway Patrol aircraft was used to assist ground operations searching for the inmates.

If you have any information about the women please contact your local authorities.

On Monday, Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) confirmed an inmate at the women’s prison had tested positive for COVID-19.

This is a developing story. Stay with KELOLAND News for more coverage online and on-air.

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