A few years back, many of us were surprised to learn that Davison County was No. 4 in the state for juvenile drug abuse and juvenile arrest rate, and that commitments to the Department of Corrections had nearly tripled since 2000.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Mike Durfee State Prison Warden Bob Dooley says he'll take a hands-on approach with the added responsibilities of director of prison operations for the South Dakota Department of Corrections.
Kent Davidson walked out of a correctional facility in October and into a homicide investigation in March. Despite being a wanted man, he continued posting to his Facebook page and even got engaged. Why wasn’t he caught?
The South Dakota Department of Corrections juvenile division has awarded a bid to Sequel Youth & Family Services to create a 32-bed group care program that will provide transitional services to DOC youth returning to the Sioux Falls area.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former juvenile detention center employee in Sioux Falls known for being a star college football quarterback has been sentenced to about half a year in jail for having sex with a female inmate.
PIERRE — Legislators seem willing to let the state’s juvenile corrections division proceed with constructing a new maintenance building at the STAR campus on the grounds of the old Custer state hospital. But they don’t want the barn that would be demolished under the plan lost to history.
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a plan to cut the state's prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders through intensive probation, parole and other programs outside prison walls.
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