State prison inmate dies following illness

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. - A state prison inmate has died.

The Department of Corrections said 58-year-old James Sadler passed away May 21 in a comfort care setting at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield following an illness.

Sadler was serving a 200-year sentence out of Minnehaha County for kidnapping.

The DOC said an autopsy will be conducted.

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