POLICIES

Listed below are the Department of Corrections policies. The list of policies includes the policy name and number, which unit or units (Adult, Juvenile or All) that a particular policy impacts and whether the policy is for public distribution. For safety and security reasons, those policies marked as "Non-Public" are not made available to offenders in the care and custody of the Department of Corrections and are also not available online.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles policies are also listed below.

DISCLAIMER: The Department of Corrections makes all reasonable efforts to assure the policies on this website are current. However, users should not rely on this information to be absolute.

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Department of Corrections Policies

Administration and Management

Number
Name
Units Distribution
1.1.A.1 Mission, Vision and Values All Public
1.1.A.2 Policy and Operational Memorandum Management All Public
1.1.A.3 Staff Reporting Information to DOC Administration & Risk Mgt. All Public
1.1.A.4 Relationship with News Media, Public and Other Agencies All Public
1.1.A.5 Lawsuits All Public
1.1.A.6 Juvenile Delegation of Authority Juvenile Public
1.1.A.7 Inmate Identification Procedures Adult Public
1.1.A.8 Adult and Juvenile Joint Transportation Procedures All Public
1.1.A.9 Corrections Review Team _CRT_ Procedures All Public
1.1.A.10 Inmate Sweat Lodge Accounts Adult Public
1.1.A.11 Inmate Group Accounts Adult Public
1.1.B.1 Fiscal Management All Public
1.1.B.2 Inmate Accounts and Financial Responsibility All Public
1.1.C.1 Staff Code of Ethics All Public
1.1.C.2 Staff Supervision of Offenders All Public
1.1.C.3 Staff Reporting Abuse or Neglect All Public
1.1.C.4 Staff Grievances All Public
1.1.C.5 Staff Dress and Grooming Standards All Public
1.1.C.6 Staff Outside Employment All Public
1.1.C.7 Staff Hepatitis Vaccinations All Public
1.1.C.8 Staff Tuberculosis Testing and Exposure Control Plan All Public
1.1.C.9 Staff Alternative Work Schedule All Public
1.1.C.10 Staff Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy All Public
1.1.C.12 Staff Use of State Computers All Public
1.1.C.13 Screening of Staff Volunteers and Contractors for Prior Sexual Abuse All Public
1.1.C.14 Staff Allowance for Use of Personal Remote Access Devices All Public
1.1.C.15 Influenza Vaccine Control Plan All Public
1.1.C.16 Active Shooter All Public
1.1.C.17 Staff Layoff Plan All Public
1.1.D.1 Staff Training Requirements All Public
1.1.D.2 Juvenile Division Staff Training Juvenile Public
1.1.D.3 Facility Access & ID Requirements Adult Public
1.1.E.1 Adult Offender Case Records Content and Management Adult Public
1.1.E.2 Date Computation Adult Public
1.1.E.3 Offender Access to DOC Records Adult Public
1.1.E.4 Victim Notification Adult Public
1.1.E.5 Inmate Criminal History Adult Public
1.1.E.6 Case Management Adult Public
1.1.F.1 Research Activities All Public

Physical Plant

Number
Name
Units Distribution
1.2.A.1 Fire Prevention All Public
1.2.A.2 Specifications for Selection & Purchase of Facility Furnishings All Public
1.2.A.3 Sanitation, Safety and Fire Prevention All Public
1.2.E.1 Inmate Commissary Adult Public

Institutional/Agency Operations

Number
Name
Units Distribution
1.3.A.1 Unit Plans Adult Public
1.3.A.2 Inmate Counts Adult Public
1.3.A.3 Use of Force-Adult Institutions Adult Non-Public
1.3.A.5 Searches-Adult and Juvenile Institutions All Non-Public
1.3.A.7 Transport & Escort of Inmates Adult Non-Public
1.3.A.8 Offender Drug Testing, Sanctions & Treatment Adult Public
1.3.A.9 Facility Security Audits Adult Public
1.3.A.10 Staff Use of State Technology and Electronic Equipment All Public
1.3.A.13 Canine Teams Adult Public
1.3.A.14 Facility Staff-Use and Control of Firearms Adult Public
1.3.A.15 Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft All Public
1.3.B.1 Emergency Response All Public
1.3.B.3 Mutual Assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies All Public
1.3.B.4 Control, Use, & Disposal of Hazardous Material All Public
1.3.B.5 Deployment to a Natural Disaster Adult Public
1.3.C.1 Offender Living Guide Policy All Public
1.3.C.2 Inmate Discipline System Adult Public
1.3.C.4 Inmate Personal Property Adult Public
1.3.C.5 Inmate Forfeiture of Personal Property Adult Public
1.3.C.6 Restoration of Good Conduct Time Forfeited Pursuant to SDCL 24-2-12 Adult Public
1.3.C.7 Tobacco Products and Electronic Cigarettes-Use and Possession All Public
1.3.C.8 Pornography All Public
       
1.3.C.10 Offender DNA Collection All Public
1.3.C.11 Offender Obligations All Public
1.3.C.12 Sex Offender Registration All Public
1.3.D.1 Disciplinary Segregation Housing Adult Public
1.3.D.2 Capital Punishment Housing Adult Public
1.3.D.3 Execution of an Inmate Adult Public
1.3.D.4 Restrictive Housing Adult Public
1.3.E.1 Inmate Legal Assistance Adult Public
1.3.E.2 Administrative Remedy for Inmates Adult Public
1.3.E.5 Compliance with PREA Standards All Public
1.3.E.6 PREA Response & Investigation of Sexual Abuse/Harassment Adult Public

Institutional/Agency Services

Number
Name
Units
Distribution
1.4.A.1 Inmate Photo Identification Adult Public
1.4.A.2 Inmate Admission Adult Public
1.4.A.3 Sex Offender Management Program Adult Public
1.4.B.1 Individual Program Directives _IPD_ Adult Public
1.4.B.2 Male Inmate Classification Adult Public
1.4.B.3 Adult Internal Management System _AIMS_ Adult Public
1.4.B.4 Inmate Transfers Between Facilities Adult Public
1.4.B.5 Withholding Good Time Pursuant to SDCL 24-2-18 Adult Public
1.4.B.6 Adjudicated Delinquents and Children in Need of Supervision Juvenile Public
1.4.B.9 Sexual Behavior Issue Review Adult Public
1.4.B.10 Parole Services GPS Monitoring Program Adult Public
1.4.B.11 Withholding of Parole Eligibility Pursuant to SDCL 24-15A-32.1 Adult Public
       
1.4.B.14 Female Inmate Classification Adult Public
1.4.B.16 PREA Institutional Risk Screens Adult Public
1.4.E.1 Inmate Health Care Services All Public
1.4.E.2 Inmate Medically Necessary Health Care All Public
1.4.E.3 Inmate Intake Medical Assessment Adult Public
1.4.E.5 Inmate Medical Records All Public
1.4.E.6 Death of an Offender or Unresponsive Offender All Public
1.4.E.7 Offender Suicide Prevention and Intervention All Public
1.4.E.8

Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Disease Management

All Public
1.4.E.10 Medical Co-Payment Fees Adult Public
1.4.E.11 Inmate Hunger Strike Adult Public
1.4.E.12 Inmate Hospitalization Adult Public
1.4.G.1 Inmate Release Plans and Transition Programming Adult Public
1.4.G.2 Inmate Release Procedure Adult Public
1.4.G.3 Inmate Interstate Compact Adult Public
1.4.G.4 Inmate Furlough Adult Public
1.4.G.6 System Risk Classification Adult Public
 

Offender Programs

Number
Name
Units
Distribution
1.5.A.1 Inmate Pay Adult Public
1.5.A.2 Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program Adult Public
1.5.A.3 Pheasantland Industries Sales to State Employees All Public
1.5.A.4 Prison Industries All Public
1.5.A.5 Work Release Adult Public
1.5.A.6 Community Service Program Adult Public
1.5.A.7 Inmate Use of Computers Adult Public
1.5.A.8 Inmate Operation of Vehicles Adult Public
1.5.C.1 Weather Index Alert All Public
1.5.C.2 Inmate Wellness Adult Public
1.5.D.1 Inmate Visiting Adult Public
1.5.D.3 Inmate Correspondence All Public
1.5.D.4 Inmate Access to Telephones Adult Public
1.5.F.1 Marriage of an Inmate Adult Public
1.5.F.2 Inmate Religious and Alternative Diets Adult Public
1.5.F.3 Inmate Community Religious Activity Guidelines Adult Public
1.5.F.4 Inmate Religious and Cultural Activities Adult Public
1.5.G.1 Parole Supervision Fees Adult Public
1.5.G.2 Parole Community Transition Program Adult Public
1.5.G.3 Use of Force-Parole Services Staff Adult Non-Public
1.5.G.4 Parole-Community Risk Assessment and Supervision of Offenders Adult Public
1.5.G.5 Parole Services Staff-Use and Control of Weapons Adult Public
1.5.G.6 Parole Services-Response to Violations Adult Public
1.5.G.8 Parole Services-Detainers and Arrest on Violation Adult Public
1.5.G.9 Parole Services-Preliminary Hearings Adult Public
1.5.G.10 Parole- GPS and Electronic Monitoring Adult Public
1.5.G.11 Parole-Absconder Management Adult Public
1.5.H.1 Juvenile Community Corrections Safety Guidelines Juvenile Non-Public
1.5.H.2 Offender Transport and Use of Restraints by Juvenile Community Corrections Juvenile Non-Public
1.5.H.3 Use of Force- Juvenile Services Juvenile Public
1.5.H.4 Juvenile Services Aftercare and Discharge Juvenile Public
1.5.H.5 Juvenile Foster Care Program Juvenile Public

Board of Pardons and Paroles Policies

Number
Name
Units Distribution
8.1.A.1 News Media and Cameras at Parole Board Hearings Board Public
8.1.A.2 Parole and Suspended Sentence Revocation Hearings Board Public
8.1.A.3 Dispositional Meetings Board Public
8.1.A.4 Parole Date Review Board Public
8.1.A.5 Parole Board Decisions and the Setting of Next Review Dates Board Public
8.1.A.6 Code of Ethics Board Public
8.1.A.7 Early Discharges Board Public
8.1.A.8 Financial Obligations/Restitution Hearings Board Public
8.1.A.9 Executive Clemency-Pardons Board Public
8.1.A.10 Executive Clemency-Commutation of Sentence Board Public
8.1.A.11 Withholding of Parole Eligibility Board Public
       
8.1.A.13 Rescission of Parole Board Public
8.1.A.14 Evidence-based Practices Training Board Public
8.1.A.15 Suspended Sentence Status Report Board Public