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.


Department Headlines


August 1, 2015- Work Release Inmate Placed On Escape Status   

Raymond Freeman

July 30, 2015- State Prison Inmate Dies



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.



Apply for a Pardon, Executive Clemency

Restrictive Housing Policy

Mike Durfee State Prison Video Visitation


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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?

As of June 30, 2015, Parole Agents supervised approximately 2,300 adults on parole supervision in South Dakota. Juvenile Corrections Agents were supervising 244 juveniles on aftercare supervision and case managing 276 youth in placement.

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