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.

While links in the policies will direct you to related statutes and administrative rules available elsewhere on the internet, the links to other related DOC policies or policies developed by other state agencies are not operational in the online version. To access a particular DOC policy, please return to the list of policies and click on the title you wish to read. The online versions of the policy attachments are also not available.

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Department of Corrections Policies

Administration and Management

Units Distribution
1.1.A.01 Mission, Vision and Values All Public
1.1.A.2 Policy and Procedure Process Regulation All Public
1.1.A.03 Staff Reporting Info to DOC Administration and Risk Management All Public
1.1.A.4 Relationship with News Media Public and Other Agencies All Public
1.1.A.5 Legal-Service, Tracking, and Dissemination of Legal Documents All Public
1.1.A.6 Juvenile Delegation of Authority Juvenile Public
1.1.A.07 Offender Identification Procedures Adult Public
1.1.A.08 Juvenile and Adult Joint Transportation Procedures All Public
1.1.A.10 Offender Sweat Lodge Accounts Adult Public
1.1.A.11 Offender Group Accounts Adult Public
1.1.B.01 Fiscal Management All Public
1.1.B.2 Offender Accounts & Financial Responsibility All Public                 
1.1.B.03 Pheasantland Industries Sales to State Employees All  Public
1.1.B.04 Correctional Industries Adult Public
1.1.B.05 Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program Adult Public
1.1.B.06 Pheasantland Industries Business Management Adult Public
1.1.B.07 Pheasantland Industries Payment Procedures Adult Public
1.1.C.1 Staff Code of Ethics 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.06 Staff Outside Employment All Public
1.1.C.07 Staff Hepatitis B Vaccinations All Public
1.1.C.8 Staff Tuberculosis Testing and Exposure Control Plan 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 Assailiant All Non-Public
1.1.C.18 DOC 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.01 Research Activities All Public

Physical Plant

Units Distribution
1.2.A.1 Fire Prevention All Public
1.2.A.3 Institutional Sanitation and Safety Inspections All Public
1.2.E.1 Inmate Commissary Adult Public
1.2.G.01 Tool Control Adult Public

Institutional/Agency Operations

Units Distribution
1.3.A.2 Offender Counts Adult Public
1.3.A.3 Use of Force-Adult Institutions Adult Non-Public
1.3.A.5 Searches-Institutions All 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 Non-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 (Narcan) Adult Public
1.3.A.17 Duty Officer 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.B.06 Critical Message Notification All Non-Public
1.3.C.1 Offender Living Guide Policy All Public
1.3.C.2 Inmate Discipline System Adult Public
1.3.C.4 Offender Personal Property Adult Public
1.3.C.7 Tobacco Products and Electronic Cigarettes-Use and Possession All Public
1.3.C.8 Publications 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 Non-Public
1.3.D.3 Execution of an Inmate Adult Non-Public
1.3.D.4 Restrictive Housing Adult Public
1.3.D.05 Marriage of an Offender Adult Public
1.3.D.06 Prison Rape Elimination Act Adult Public
1.3.E.1 Offender Access to the Courts Adult Public
1.3.E.2 Grievance for Offenders 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.03 Sex Offender Management Program Adult Public
1.4.A.05 Management of Gender Dysphoria Adult Non-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.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.17 Offender 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.G.1 Offender Release Planning and Transition to Parole 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.01 Offender Work Assignments and Pay Adult Public
1.5.A.05 Work Release Adult Public
1.5.A.7 Offender 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.A.12 Springfield Vocational Industries Adult Public
1.5.C.1 Weather Index Alert All Public
1.5.C.2 Inmate Wellness Adult Public
1.5.D.3 Offender Correspondence All Public
1.5.D.4 Inmate Access to Telephones and Tablets Adult Public
1.5.F.2 Inmate Religious and Medical Diets Adult Public
1.5.F.4 Inmate Religious and Cultural Activities Adult Public
1.5.F.5 Mother Infant Program Adult Public
1.5.G.1 Parole Supervision Fees Adult Public
1.5.G.2 Parole Services-Community Transition Program Adult 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 Non-Public
1.5.H.4 Juvenile Services Aftercare and Discharge Juvenile Public
1.5.H.5 Classification, Assessment and Program Planning Juvenile Public
1.5.H.6 Search and Seizure-Juvenile Juvenile Public
1.5.H.7 Juvenile Division Staff PREA Reporting Guidelines Juvenile Public
1.5.H.12 Aftercare Interstate Compact Juvenile Public
1.5.H.13 Records Retention-Juvenile Services Juvenile Public
1.5.H.14  Management of Youth With Sexual Behavior Issues  Juvenile Public
1.5.H.15 Juvenile Intake Process Juvenile Public
1.6.(3).F.2 Juvenile Victim Notification Juvenile  Public
1.6.(3).F.3 Juvenile Crime Information Center Entry Process Juvenile Public
1.7.D.01 Offender Visiting Adult  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.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 Witholding Parole, Restitution Hearing, Compassionate Parole 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