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.

Inmate Work

Program Spotlight

State prison inmates are employed in community service work projects across South Dakota. Inmates not only work side by side with state employees on the day-to-day activities in state government, but also are working in communities, with non-profit agencies, and with federal government agencies.


Department Headlines

April 20, 2014 - Missing Work Release Inmate - Photo

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.

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