Inmate dies at South Dakota State Penitentiary

SIOUX FALLS (KSFY) - A state prison inmate has died following an extended illness.

State officials say 56-year-old Joseph Olson passed away Jan. 6 in a comfort care setting in the Jameson Annex to the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Olson was serving a 15-year sentence out of Yankton County for sexual contact with a child under the age of 16.

Authorities say an autopsy is being conducted.

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