Officials appoint new warden of South Dakota Women's Prison

The man serving as interim director of the South Dakota Women's Prison has been given the job full-time.

State officials announced Brent Fluke as warden on Tuesday. He was named interim director on December 14, 2016, and began his full-time duties on January 9.

Fluke, a native of Chamberlain, began working for the DOC in 2008. He has worked in a number of security, unit management and training positions during his career in corrections. He most recently worked as an associate warden at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield.

The Women’s Prison is part of the Solem Public Safety Center in Pierre. The facility houses female inmates of all security levels.