Miscellaneous Statistics- Adult
The following information is reflective of inmates in the state prison system only. It does not include inmates in county jails.
How much does it cost to keep a state prison inmate incarcerated?
In state fiscal year 2013, the average cost to house an inmate per day in an adult facility was $46.21. A breakdown by facility is as follows:
|Mike Durfee State Prison||$43.85||Yankton Minimum Unit||$26.37||Rapid City Minimum Unit||$38.62|
|SD State Penitentiary||$58.78||Jameson Unit C||$24.73|
|SD Women's Prison||$66.22||SDWP Minimum Unit E||$34.13||SDWP Unit H||$35.17|
The average daily cost to supervise someone on Parole was $4.36.
What percent of the inmates were convicted of a violent crime?
As of July 1, 2013, 40-percent of state prison inmates were serving time for a violent crime.
What percent of the inmates were convicted of drunken driving?
Eleven percent of all inmates were serving time for drunken driving convictions as of July 1, 2013.
What percent of the inmates were convicted of drug offenses?
As of July 1, 2013, 21-percent of inmates were serving time for drug offenses.
What percent of the inmates were convicted of sex offenses?
Eighteen percent of all inmates were serving time for sex offenses as of July 1, 2013.
How many inmates are serving death sentences?
As of July 1, 2013, there were three inmates sentenced to death in South Dakota.
What is the average sentence for someone in prison?
The median sentence of adult inmates received in state Fiscal Year 2013 was 36 months for males and 36 months for females.
What is the average length of stay to first release?
In FY 2013, the median time served by adult inmates released to supervised release (parole/suspended sentence) was 20 months for males and 14 months for females.
The median time served by adult inmates subject to mandatory release (sentence ended) was 30 months for males and 21 months for females.