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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March 21, 2017- State Prison Inmate Back In Custody


March 20, 2017-  State Prison Inmate Dies



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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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Did you know?

At the end of February 2017:

58-percent of the adult female inmates were serving time for drug offenses. Less than one-fifth (16%) of the female inmates are serving time for a violent offense.

Nearly half of the male inmates (46%) were serving time for a violent offense. A quarter (26%) of the male inmates are serving time for drug offenses.


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