A state prison inmate is back in custody after escaping from the South Dakota State Penitentiary earlier today.

After it was discovered that Jeffrey Green was unaccounted for, he was apprehended and taken back into custody, state Department of Corrections officials said.

Green, a minimum-security inmate, was being housed at Unit C, the minimum-security unit of the Jameson Annex to the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Green is serving a 10-year sentence with three years suspended for distribution of a controlled substance out of Union County.

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And the rest of the story.
Inmate Jeffrey Green worked in the garage. A prison employee gave him the keys to the state vehicle he stole. He was suppose to wash it. The prison did not know he left the prison property until many hour later. A highway patrol in MN pulled inmate Jeffrey Green over driving the SD state vehicle. Charged him with DUI and possession of meth. Minnesota calls SD and asks them if they know a prison inmate had escaped. Which they did not.
Lots of favors have been called in and promised to keep this all a secret.


its always sioux falls. they should get some better trainer quickly


aleshuk: Can you be a little more specific? Your comment doesn't make sense...

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