Update On Mass Testing At DOC Facilities
(KVHT) – The South Dakota Department of Corrections and Department of Health are continuing to mass test facilities. To date, 249 inmates and staff members at the Women’s facility in Pierre have recovered. There are just 10 remaining active cases. Three rounds of mass testing were conducted last month at the facility in Pierre. Mass testing was also conducted at the Mike Durfee State Prison (MDSP) in Springfield last week. A total of 127 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 with 22 inmates testing negative. The inmates who tested positive have been isolated. All education, inmate skills training and work programs on the campus of the Mike Durfee State Prison have been temporarily suspended. All inmate transfers to and from the facility are also suspended at this time.
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