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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Department Headlines

December 8, 2017- State Prison Inmate Marvin Nunn Placed on Escape Status


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Corrections Connection 



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We value our staff as our greatest asset!

We're always looking for great people to join our team!

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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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Request for Information: Parole Reentry Services

Request for Information: Parole Reentry Services Questions & Answers

Did you know?

A total of 15-percent of female state prison inmates in SD are serving time for a violent crime. 63-percent are currently serving time for a drug offense.

92-percent of female prison admissions and 80-percent of male prison admissions during state Fiscal Year 2017 were for non-violent offenses.


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By the Numbers Infographs

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