Hughes County Jail to work with the Department of Corrections

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The ink is dry on a first-of-its-kind agreement in South Dakota for prison inmates to be held at a county-level jail.  The Hughes County Jail has reached an agreement with the South Dakota Department of Corrections to hold inmates Monday.  Sheriff Patrick Callahan says the agreement has been in the works for awhile.

Callahan says Department of Corrections inmates will be housed separately from county jail offenders.

The agreement is set up for annual renewals and Callahan isn’t sure how long the Hughes County Jail will go on to hold inmates from the D-O-C.

The inmates could come from any prison within the D-O-C system.