SD Department of Corrections reports inmate death

Sd Dept Of CorrectionsSIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The South Dakota Department of Corrections reported Thursday that a state prison inmate has died of an apparent suicide.

Inmate John Lewis, age 60, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jameson Annex to the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 13. Efforts to resuscitate Lewis were unsuccessful.

Lewis was serving two life sentences for attempted first-degree murder and an additional 120 years for grand theft, possession of a controlled weapon, and possession of a controlled substance. All of the convictions are from Minnehaha County.

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