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

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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.

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July 25, 2017- State Prison Inmate Christian Voldbaek In Custody


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Crime & Justice Institute Reshaping Restrictive Housing report

Bridging the Divide: Improving Parole Outcomes for Native Americans In South Dakota

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Did you know?

The end of Fiscal Year count of state inmates topped 3,900 and the Fiscal Year 2017 month end average daily count topped 3,800--both record highs; and 

42 percent of all state prison inmates in SD are serving time for a violent crime, but only 16 percent of female inmates are.


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