State Penitentiary staff member assaulted, injured by inmate

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - South Dakota State Penitentiary says a staff member was assaulted by an inmate on Tuesday.

The staff member was transported to a local hospital for facial laceration and returned to work Wednesday.

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the Penitentiary’s Special Investigation Unit are investigating the assault.