Denny Kaemingk, Secretary

Our Mission

To protect the citizens of South Dakota by providing safe and secure facilities for juvenile and adult offenders committed to our custody by the courts, to provide effective community supervision to offenders upon their release and to utilize evidence-based practices to maximize opportunities for rehabilitation.

Offender Locator

search their status

For purposes of community and victim notification, an Online Offender Locator is available to search the status of inmates, parolees and those who have completed their court-ordered sentences.


Department Headlines


Criminal Justice Initiative Final Report

SDSP After-Incident Report

Join Our Team


Take the first step toward finding a rewarding career. We place high value in our employees and are always looking to add great individuals to our team. If you have the skills, dedication and aspire to make a difference, please apply.


SDDOC Honor Guard at SD Law Enforcement Memorial service

Restrictive Housing Policy

Mike Durfee State Prison Video Visitation

2016 Native American Programs Application


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Notice: For the benefit of offenders and our staff members, please do not visit our facilities if you are ill.

Visitor contraband memorandum

Visit information, including rules and proper visitor apparel

Did you know?

The Braille Shop in Pheasantland Industries transcribed and printed nearly 200,000 pages of Braille and produced nearly 7,000 pages of tactile graphics in state fiscal year 2014.

Learn more

Pheasantland Industries Annual Report

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