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Home allowing overnight weekend visits for inmates reopening

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A family-style home that allows for overnight weekend visits at the South Dakota Women's Prison is reopening. State corrections officials earlier this month told families that the visits at the home would be suspended because ...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - A family-style home that allows for overnight weekend visits at the South Dakota Women's Prison is reopening.

State corrections officials earlier this month told families that the visits at the home would be suspended because the house had to be turned into a housing area for minimum-security inmates.

The Argus Leader reports inmate bunk beds have been removed from the Parents and Children Together House, which allows well-behaved inmates to spend weekend nights with their family.

Twenty inmates moved into the house in early March when the prison experienced a surge of low-security inmates and didn't have space to house them.

South Dakota Department of Corrections spokeswoman Mandy Nielsen says the 20 inmates have rejoined the prison's general population and some inmates were transferred to housing in other cities.

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