Opinion: Native Americans believe dual justice systems existThere are disparities in the system of justice in South Dakota that can only be found in other states with large Native American populations.
The incarceration ratio for Native Americans in South Dakota is far out of proportion with the total state population. The main prisons in the state are top heavy with Native Americans. The prison in Sioux Falls reportedly houses a population that is 33 percent Native American. Since the total state population of Indians is about 10 percent, the number of Native Americans that are incarcerated should raise some concerns within the judiciary in this state. It does not.
By: Tim Giago, Syndicated columnist