Corrections, Dept. of
- 1887 - 2006
The Board of Charities and Corrections governed all charitable and penal institutions in the state from statehood until 1989. In 1989, the Board was dissolved and two cabinet-level departments were created to assume its responsibilities: the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Human Services. The Department of Corrections took control of all the state's correctional facilities and programs, and continues to manage them today. This includes the State Penitentiary and Jameson Annex in Sioux Falls, the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, the Women's Prison in Pierre, minimum security facilities in Rapid City and Yankton, and the STAR Academy near Custer, as well as the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The State Training School in Plankinton was also administered by the Department of Corrections until its closure in 2001 by Governor Janklow.
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- Guide to the Records of the South Dakota Department of Corrections
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