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.

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Department of Corrections Policies

Administration and Management

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 Info to DOC Administration and Risk Mngmt. 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 Juvenile and Adult 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 Computer Equipment and Technology 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 Assailant All Public
1.1.C.17 Staff Layoff Plan All Public
1.1.C.18 Institutional Staff Attendance Adult 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 for Male Inmates Adult Public
1.1.E.7 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) All Public
1.1.E.8  Case Management for Female Inmates Adult Public
1.1.F.1 Research Activities All Public

Physical Plant

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

Institutional/Agency Operations

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 Inmate Transport & Escort  Adult Non-Public
1.3.A.8 Offender Drug Testing, Sanctions and Treatment Adult Public
1.3.A.9 Facility Security Audits Adult Public
1.3.A.13 Facility Staff-Use and Control of Firearms Adult Public
1.3.A.14 Canine Teams Adult Public
1.3.A.15 Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft All Public
1.3.A.16 Staff Use of Naloxone Adult 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 and Disposal of Hazardous Materials 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 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.12 Sex Offender Registration All Public
1.3.D.1 Disciplinary 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 Access to the Courts Adult Public
1.3.E.2 Administrative Remedy for Inmates Adult Public

PREA Compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards

All Public
1.3.E.6 PREA Response & Investigation of Sexual Abuse/Harrassment Adult Public

Institutional/Agency Services

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.11 Withholding of Parole Eligibility Pursuant to SDCL 24-15A-32.1 Adult Public
1.4.B.13 LSI-R Assessment and Case Planning Adult Non-Public
1.4.B.14 Female Inmate Classification Adult Public
1.4.B.16 PREA Institutional Risk Screens Adult Public
1.4.B.17 Inmate Earned Discharge Credits 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 Health 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

Blood Borne Pathogen and Infectious Disease Management

All Public
1.4.E.10 Medical Service copayments Adult Public
1.4.E.11 Inmate Hunger Strike Adult Public
1.4.E.12 Inmate Hospitalization Adult Public
1.4.E.13 Management of Gender Dysphoria Adult Public
1.4.G.1 Inmate Release Plan and Transitional 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 Level Adult Public
1.4.G.7 Extension of Confinement Adult Public

Offender Programs

1.5.A.1 Inmate Work Assignments and 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 Correctional 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.A.9 Inmate Work Assignment Risk 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 and Tablets Adult Public
1.5.F.1 Marriage of an Inmate Adult Public
1.5.F.2 Inmate Religious and Medical Diets Adult Public
1.5.F.3 Inmate Community Religious and Cultural 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-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.G.12 Inmate Compassionate Parole Adult Public
1.5.H.1 Juvenile Services Safety Guidelines Juvenile 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

Board of Pardons and Paroles Policies

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 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 Restitution Hearings Board Public
8.1.A.9 Execuitve Clemency-Pardons Board Public
8.1.A.10 Executive Clemency- Commutations 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
8.1.A.16 Compassionate Parole Board Public