South Dakota Examines Prison Reform

Prison reform has been a background theme in our country for years, existing primarily as a philosophical debate about how our country should address crime and human failings.

S.D. Prison Makes Changes After Murder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The April murder of a correctional officer during an escape attempt at the South Dakota State penitentiary is prompting officials to increase the facility’s security.

S.D. Prison Project Back On Track

A measure providing $1.8 million to finish a minimum-security prison in Rapid City has received approval from a South Dakota legislative panel.

South Dakota Prison Under Construction

Construction is under way on South Dakota’s newest prison in Rapid City after years of planning and a lawsuit that ended up before the state Supreme Court.