SD Corrections Department warns Rapid City about inmate release

PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - South Dakota’s Department of Corrections believes an inmate who has to be released is still a danger to the public.

Inmate Cory Yellow Boy, 28, is nearing the end of a three-year sentence for escaping from Pennington County.

But that isn’t why the state sent out an alarming notice.

“Based on his extensive history of sexual offenses as well as institutional assessments that indicate a high risk for committing future sexual offenses, I am alerting law enforcement and the public of the offender’s pending release from prison,” said Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk.

Yellow Boy has indicated he plans to live in Rapid City upon his release Tuesday, Dec. 11. He will not be under supervision because the DOC doesn’t have jurisdiction over people who complete their sentence inside prison.

Since 2011, the Department of Corrections has issued 10 public notices of pending high-risk inmate releases and one public notice of a high-profile inmate release.