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Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others

PIERRE – On Christmas Eve, an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections (SDDOC) was declared brain dead after suffering from a brain aneurysm in the Jameson Annex in Sioux Falls.

Inmate Larry Black Bear, 46, had gone to the Health Center in the prison on December 23 complaining of a bad headache, pain in his shoulders and back and a metallic taste in his mouth. An inmate found Black Bear unconscious in the bathroom the following morning.


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