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.

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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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May 2, 2018- Community Service Inmate Victor Dotson on Escape Status

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Corrections Connection 
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No Drone Zone

2018 Legislative Summary

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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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NOW HIRING for Correctional Officers in Sioux Falls, Springfield, Pierre, Rapid City and Yankton with new starting pay rates in effect!



Request for Proposals: Community Residential Services for Parole Reentry (RFP #1351) due May 18

RFP 1351 Response to Vendor Questions

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Did you know?

While nearly half of the male inmates (48%) are in prison in SD for a violent crime, only 14-percent of female state prison inmates are serving time for a violent crime. 65-percent of female inmates are currently serving time for a drug offense.

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