News From The Department Of corrections

The information below is posted in the Adobe Reader format. To download a free copy of Adobe Reader click here.

To view news articles from other years please use the links provided on the left-hand side of the page.



12-22 Custer Motel Offers Free Night Stay to Parents of STAR Academy Youth

12-17 Inmates Assist with Snow Removal in Sioux Falls, Yankton

12-12 Gov Corr Workgroup Discusses Possible Legislation

12-11 Prison Inmate Dies

12-4 CRIPA

12-3 Living Center B Youth Apprehended

12-3 Search Underway for Living Center B Youth

12-3 State Prison Walkaway In Custody in Louisiana


11-25 STAR Academy Awarded Funds for Music Classes

11-20 Inmates Assist with BH Fire

11-16 Inmates Back in Custody

11-14 Women's Prison Walkaway Apprehended

11-13 Penitentiary Classification Review Released


10-28 STAR Academy Walkaway Back in Custody

10-23 SD Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

10-23 Two Inmates Escape from Custer State Park

10-22 Inmates Make, Donate Winter Clothing for Kids

10-20 Inmate Walks Away from Pierre Work Assignment

10-20 Youth Walks Away from Living Center Program

10-16 Inmate Gardeners Provide 13 Tons of Food to Yankton Area Organizations

10-6 Governor Rounds Grants Medical Commutation


9-24 State Prepares to Launch Juvenile Offender ReEntry Program

9-24 Changes Implemented in State's Juvenile Corrections Programs

9-22 Prison Escape Attempt Fails

9-18 State Prison Inmate Dies

9-12 Penitentiary Hosts Regional Training Seminar

9-8 German Corrections Officials Visiting South Dakota Corrections Facilities


8-26 Inmates Assisting with Black Hills Fire

8-26 Inmates Called to Curley Canyon Fire

8-22 State Prison Inmate Dies

8-18 Boot Camp Runaway Apprehended

8-18 Search under way for Boot Camp Runaway

8-8 Custer Youth Corrections Center Runaways Back In Custody

8-7 Two Youth Run from Custer Youth Corrections Center

8-3 Escapee Back In Custody


7-21 Preliminary Autopsy Indicates Inmate Died of Heart Attack

7-20 State Prison Inmate Dies

7-20 Inmate Crew Helping Fight Crow Peak Fire

7-14 Parole, Community Corrections Employees Honored

7-6 State Prison Inmate Dies


6-30 State Prison Inmate Dies

6-25 Inmates Helping with Storm CleanUp in Springfield

6-25 Inmates Helping with Storm CleanUp in Parker

6-25 Inmates Helping with Storm CleanUp in Manchester, Springfield and Parker

6-24 Inmates Planting Trees, Cleaning Up at Lake Thompson

6-23 Inmates Assist in Hot Springs, Fulton Storm CleanUp Efforts

6-20 Inmates to Help Clean Up City of Redfield

6-9 Special Parole Board Mtg

6-3 State Prison Inmate Dies

6-2 Inmates Helping Hot Springs Schools


5-6 Pierre Woman Wins Correctional Education Award

5-5 Governor Rounds Proclaims "Correctional Employees Week"


4-19 Living Center A Youth Apprehended

4-18 Department Of Corrections Announces Changes

4-17 Living Center A Students Walk Away from Facility

4-11 Inmate Thompson Death

4-11 State Prison Inmates Called to Help Fight Fire Near Aberdeen

4-9 Prison Escapee Back in Custody


3-30 State Prison Inmate Commits Suicide

3-24 Inmate Back in Custody

3-20 Inmate Walks Away from Jameson Annex

3-19 One Living Center Youth Apprehended

3-17 Search under way for Living Center B Walkaways

3-17 Laurie Feiler Appointed Deputy Secretary of Corrections

3-13 State Prison Inmate Walks Away from Rapid City Facility

3-6 Corrections Commission Meeting Scheduled


2-24 State Prison Inmate Dies

2-2 State Prison Inmate Dies


1-13 Penitentiary Warden Honored by National Guard