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Escape attempt thwarted at Yankton prison

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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say they quickly apprehended an inmate who tried to leave a minimum-security federal prison camp in southeast South Dakota.

David Wood on Sunday night left the Yankton Federal Prison Camp in a vehicle that was stopped within minutes. Wood was taken back into custody and the 21-year-old female driver from New Madrid, Mo., was arrested for aiding in the alleged escape attempt.

Authorities say Wood is a nonviolent offender serving an 11-month sentence for a supervised release violation.

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