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 Inmates, Corrections staff help make holiday brighter for youth

12-9 DOC invites tribal liaisons to tour penitentiary

12-7 Dupree Woman Elected Chair of Board of Pardons and Paroles


11-28 STAR Runaways in Custody

11-27 Youth runaway from STAR Academy

11-24 New member appointed to Board of Pardons and Paroles

11-16 Victor Winters In Custody

11-16 Prison program refurbishes bicycles for needy children

11-14 Two runaways from STAR Academy back in custody

11-6 State Prison Inmate Dies


10-27 Inmates make, donate winter clothing for needy

10-26 State Penitentiary Inmate Dies

10-21 Inmate gardeners provide more than 16 tons of food to Yankton Area Organizations

10-20 One STAR Academy runaway back in custody

10-15 Inmates helping visually impaired people around the world

10-11 Youth run away from STAR Academy


9-23 Inmates returning to Garretson to assist with cleanup

9-21 DOC, Sioux Falls Area Humane Society working together to make dogs more adoptable

9-15 DOC, Forest Service working together to prevent future fires

9-3 Second STAR Academy runaway back in custody

9-3 Inmates back in custody


8-31 State prison inmates walk away from Rapid City facility

8-30 One STAR Academy runaway apprehended

8-25 Juveniles assault staff member, run away from STAR Academy

8-25 Inmate crew continuing fire mop up duty

8-24 Inmates deployed to several Black Hills fires

8-18 Inmate back in custody

8-18 Inmate walks away from Rapid City Trusty Unit

8-9 Inmates deployed to Narrows Fire in Black Hills

8-4 Inmates deployed to assist with storm cleanup in Garretson


7-30 Inmates assisting with fire near Pringle

7-30 Bergeson settling in at STAR Academy

7-28 TB case identified at State Penitentiary

7-20 Governor, Chief Justice honor Court Services, Parole and Juvenile Corrections Agents

7-15 STAR Academy Youth assisting with Rapid City clean up project

7-13 Inmates help Hot Springs daycare

7-7 State Prison Inmate Dies

7-6 Inmates assisting with Southern Black Hills fire

7-6 State Prison Inmate Dies

7-3 State Prison Inmate Dies


6-29 New Corrections Related Laws Take Effect July 1st

6-22 Inmate refurbished vehicles helping fire departments

6-7 State inmate fire crew assists with Black Hills Fire

6-1 Council of Juvenile Services to Meet June 3-4


5-27 Volunteers, staff receive honors from Department of Corrections

5-20 Juvenile Corrections Agent honored with Youth Services award

5-18 South Dakota Corrections Secretary Reisch to attend Army War College

5-17 Inmates assisting with Mission Hill, Yankton clean up projects

5-13 Penitentiary correctional officer honored by Sioux Falls Morning Optimist Club

5-10 Inmates assist in fighting Southern Hills fires

5-5 Inmates assisting with truck bypass clean up project in Pierre

5-5 Governor Rounds Proclaims "Correctional Employees Week"


4-30 STAR Academy Superintendent Named

4-30 Inmates assisting with interstate clean up project near Sioux Falls

4-23 STAR Academy youth involved in cleanup projects

4-23 Inmates helping with interstate cleanup project

4-22 State prison inmate dies

4-9 Penitentiary staff 'cool' with helping Special Olympics

4-7 South Dakota State Penitentiary wins award from National Guard Unit

4-2 State Prison Inmates Helping Fight Fire in Southern Hills


3-28 STAR Academy runaway back in custody

3-26 Inmates assist with Yankton area cleanup project

3-26 U.S. Department of Justice awards Department of Corrections 2million dollar grant

3-25 Youth runs away from STAR Academy

3-24 Training School Lease to be Signed

3-22 Inmate Suspected in Penitentiary Assault

3-19 Contract employee found unconscious at Penitentiary Annex

3-12 Penitentiary Staff Sending Care Packages to Colleagues Serving in Military

3-11 Grant Aids STAR Academy Timber Crews

3-10 DOC holds Open House for temporary Rapid City Trusty Unit

3-3 Youth Walks Away from Living Center Program


2-27 STAR Academy Runaways Back in Custody

2-26 Two Youth Run from STAR Academy

2-26 DOH Mobile Health Lab Unveiled

2-23 Prison Inmates Remove Snow from Fire Hydrants

2-17 Legislature Honors Pierre Woman for Work with Prison Inmates

2-4 STAR Academy Presents Art Exhibit

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.