Authorization:
Chapter 1-15 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Assist the Department of Corrections in examining criminal justice issues and developing initiatives to address problems in corrections and the criminal justice system. In addition, no funds, other than those for normal operating costs and replacement of existing necessary equipment may be expended from the prison industries revolving fund for the purposes of enhancement, development, or expansion of prison industries without approval of the commission.
Organization:
Department of Corrections
Composition:
Nine members. Three members appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall appoint: 1. One member from a list of three nominees provided by the Industry and Commerce Association of South Dakota; 2. One member from a list of three nominees provided by the South Dakota Retailers Association; and, 3. One member representing labor. Two senators, one from each political party, appointed by the respective political party caucus leader. Two representatives, one from each political party, appointed by the respective political party caucus leader; and, Two members appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Term of Appointment:
Pleasure of the appointing authority.

Contact Info:
South Dakota Department of Corrections 605-773-3478

Mission Statement: