Corrections Connection


This page includes additional information on SDDOC related programs, policies, etc. through DOC documents, or press releases from other state agencies.


Governor's Column: Budgeting for the Future

Governor's Press Release:  Gov. Noem Announces Department of Corrections Staffing Changes

Governor's Press Release:  Secretary Mike Leidholt Announces Retirement

Governor's Press Release:  State Selects CGL Group to Review Department of Corrections 

Governor's Press Release:   Gov. Noem Makes Further Announcement Regarding State Penitentiary

Governor's Press Release:   Gov. Noem Makes Announcement Regarding South Dakota State Penitentiary



Goveror's Column: Respecting (and Recruiting) Law Enforcement

Governor's Press Release: South Dakota Launches a Nationwide Effort to Fill Law Enforcement Positions



Governor's Column: Combating Meth for a Safer South Dakota

Governor's Column: Addressing the Stigma Around Mental Health

Governor's Column: Reclaiming Hope

Governor's Column: Battling the Meth Epidemic



Intermediate Correctional Intervention Program (ICIP)

Governor's Column: In The Spirit of Dr. Mead (Mental Health)

Compassionate Parole

Earned Discharge Credits

2018 DOC Legislative Summary

Governor's Column: The Purpose of SD's Juvenile Justice System

Parole Board Structured Decision Making

Governor's Column: The Complex Issue Of Addiction

Notice on Correspondence Changes February 1, 2018 update

Notice on K9 Searches




Juvenile Justice Annual Report Released

Facility Energy Conservation Update

Vocational Education

Governor's Column:  Get Serious About Tackling Opioid Abuse

No Drone Zones


Naloxone (Narcan)

State of South Dakota Rolls Out  Nation's First Paperless Pardon Process


Governor's Column: Juvenile Justice Reforms Showing Promising Results

Oversight Council Releases Juvenile Report

Governor Signs Surplus Land Bills

Governor's Column: Stewardship

Annual Criminal Justice Report Released

2017 Legislative Summary

Governor's Column: Taking on the Meth Problem



Extension of Confinement

STAR Academy repurposing

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Juvenile Diversion funds

Smart on Crime workgroup, report

Mental Health Task Force

Governor's Column: Criminal Justice Reform Update

Governor's Column: Meth Changes Everything

Meth Changes Everything Campaign Kicks Off

Mental Health First Aid

Governor's Column: Mental Illness and South Dakota's Criminal Justice System

Governor's Column: The Fight Against Meth

Gov. Daugaard Announces Closure of STAR Academy

Governor's Column: Implementing Juvenile Justice Reforms



PSIA Annual Report Released

Salute to Service

Performance-based Standards

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reentry Program

Facility Energy Audits


Corrections Fatigue

Corrections Canine Teams