Last South Dakota inmate who escaped after virus struck prison arrested

South Dakota News

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The last of nine female inmates who escaped from the Pierre Community Work Center after a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the facility has been arrested.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Wednesday that 25-year-old Philomene Boneshirt was arrested in Sioux Falls on Tuesday.

She was one of nine inmates who walked away from the minimum-security facility on March 23, the same day the state Department of Corrections reported its first COVID-19 case at the women’s prison.

That case was the first and so far only case in a South Dakota prison. 


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