State Prison inmate dies in Springfield following illness

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (KSFY) - Authorities say a state prison inmate has died following an illness.

The Department of Corrections said 62-year-old Dennis Lambert passed away March 19 in a comfort care setting at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield.

Lambert was serving consecutive 10-year sentences out of Brown County for sexual contact with a child.

The DOC said an autopsy will be conducted.