Jesus painting discovered in Pierre’s old city jail
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - You never know what you will find in old buildings when you peel back the layers of time.
Recently, a demolition crew got a surprise when tearing down the old Pierre jail. They discovered a “Praying Jesus” painting in what was at one time a jail cell.
According to a social media post by the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office, the painting was hidden behind sheetrock when the jail was closed (1974-1975) and turned into offices. The painting was done by an inmate serving time in the jail; but it is unknown who that incarcerated artist was.
Former Pierre police chief and Hughes County Commissioner Bill Abernathy shot the photos.
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