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 24, 2015- STAR Academy Youth Back In Custody

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

Raymond Freeman




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.



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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, 41% of the total inmate population were serving sentences for violent crimes.

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