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South Dakota 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

South Dakota has 26 jails in 66 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 2,120.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of South Dakota correctional authorities was 3,801 located in 6 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 756 employees and budget of $‭147,395,991.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, South Dakota's community corrections population was 5,424 under probation and 3,440 under parole.

Methodology

The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data come from state departments of corrections, other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2019 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
428
Violent Crime Rate: 
399
Property Crime Rate: 
1,771
Probationers: 
809
Parolees: 
513

Populations

Prison Population: 
3,801
Jail Population: 
2,120
Parole Population: 
3,440
Probation Population: 
5,424

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
6 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
26

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 20,013
Employee Positions: 
756
Prison Budget: 
$147,395,991