UPDATE: Name of inmate found unresponsive in Pennington County Jail released

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Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 2:34 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Officials have released the name of the inmate who died at the Pennington County Jail.

63-year-old Douglas Sorensen was being held without bond on state charges. Officials say the charges include solicitation of a minor and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pennington County Correctional Officers found an inmate unresponsive inside his cell. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, authorities said.

On Tuesday, officials from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office say that 63-year-old Douglas, who was being held on state charges, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Pennington County Jail.

Medical personnel were called to the scene and began resuscitation efforts. The individual was then rushed to Monument Health where he was pronounced dead.

The inmate’s death is currently under investigation by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday.

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