You are browsing the archive for prison.

State embraces new approach to crime, punishment

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 implementatio…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

3 years in prison for selling pot in Culver’s lot

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two men involved with the intent to sell marijuana in Mitchell last summer were sentenced Tuesday.

Eric Ewing, 21, of Mitchell, received a three-year prison sentence for his intent to sell marijuana in the Culver’s parking lot.

The man who dr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD chief justice says courts working on corrections reform

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — The court system is expanding existing programs and starting new ones to treat more nonviolent offenders outside of prison as part of the overhaul of South Dakota’s criminal justice system, state Supreme Court Chie…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New year brings changes in SD probation system

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota is making big changes in the way it handles offenders placed on probation, as part of an extensive overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system designed to avoid construction of new prisons.

Most…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New year brings changes in SD probation system

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota is making big changes in the way it handles offenders placed on probation, as part of an extensive overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system designed to avoid construction of new prisons.

Most…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bitter cold delays SD inmate shoveling service

December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Bitter cold temperatures delayed inmates from shoveling snow for elderly or disabled homeowners in Sioux Falls, officials said.

The “Scoop It” program uses minimum-security inmates to shovel snow for people who cannot do it …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Bitter cold delays SD inmate shoveling service

December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Bitter cold temperatures delayed inmates from shoveling snow for elderly or disabled homeowners in Sioux Falls, officials said.

The “Scoop It” program uses minimum-security inmates to shovel snow for people who cannot do it …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD prisoners, staff make toys and distribute Christmas gifts

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS — State prison inmates and staff members from the Department of Corrections are helping to make the holiday season brighter for others.

More than 1,700 wooden toys such as cars, puzzles and jewelry boxes were made from scrap lumber i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD working with tribe on joint parole program

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials are working with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate to set up a joint program that would supervise Native Americans who want to serve parole on tribal land after being released from a state prison, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD working with tribe on joint parole program

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials are working with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate to set up a joint program that would supervise Native Americans who want to serve parole on tribal land after being released from a state prison, …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com