SD Penitentiary staff thwart escape plan
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Staff at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls thwarted a planned escape attempt, corrections officials said Thursday.
Authorities said the escape was planned Tuesday during a medical transport of inmate Silver McClanahan, who is serving a life sentence for first-degree manslaughter in Brown County. He's been in prison for nearly two decades.
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