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Greg Sattizahn, state court administrator, left, and Denny Kaemingk, department of corrections secretary, panel a discussion of Senate Bill 70 and the impact it will have on the unified judicial system and department of corrections in South Dakota during the 2014 South Dakota Correction Association’s Spring Conference Thursday in Huron. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

State embraces new approach to crime, punishment

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HURON -- When sweeping reforms to South Dakota's criminal justice system were passed last year, Denny Kaemingk knew the task ahead was a daunting one.


Kaemingk, secretary of the state Department of Corrections, has helped oversee the implementation of the vast reforms contained in Senate Bill 70, which became law last year.

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