New warden named for South Dakota Women's Prison

Published 07-25-2018

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Corrections Department has named a new warden for the South Dakota Women's Prison in Pierre.

Wanda Markland is an associate warden at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary. She has held numerous corrections-related positions in Tennessee and Michigan during her career. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University.

She begins her new duties in August, replacing Brent Fluke. He has been named warden of the medium-security Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, to replace the retiring Bob Dooley.

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