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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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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Mike Durfee State Prison Vocational Industries

Council of Juvenile Services Annual Report

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

Inmate Visiting Policy

Did you know?


During state Fiscal Year 2015, state prison inmates produced more than 134,000 square feet of signage, made nearly 4 million printing impressions, and transcribed and printed nearly 150,000 pages of Braille?

Pheasantland Industries FY 2015 Annual Report


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