Inmate work program

Capitol Complex

The Capital Complex Projects were first initiated in 1995. The first inmates to work in Pierre were male inmates. Initially, they were housed in the National Guard Armory. With the opening of the South Dakota Women’s Prison, female inmates from Springfield State Prison (now Mike Durfee State Prison) replaced the males in the summer of 1997. As many as 60 women are working daily in some capacity in state government. Inmates have also completed special assignments for the Cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre and for Hughes and Stanley County.

The following is a listing of the State Government agencies supported by female inmates either on a continuous or as needed basis:

Bureau of Administration
Department of Health
Department of Education
South Dakota Highway Patrol
Bureau of Information and Telecommunications
Bureau of Finance and Management
Supreme Court
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Revenue
Department of Social Services
Department of Human Services
Military and Veteran’s Affairs
Office of the Governor
Department of Transportation
Department of Game, Fish and Parks
Department of Labor
Governor’s Residence
Governor Office of Economic Development

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SDWP inmates help with Fleet & Travel carwash. Inmates help set up for Korean War Memorial dedication
SDWP inmates help with Fleet & Travel carwash Inmates help with setup for Korean War Memorial Dedication