The head of South Dakota’s Supreme Court says the probation system in the state is stretched thin.
With rising rates of drug related offenses, Chief Justice took time to reiterate the savings of the state’s probation program as opposed to incarceration.
South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson calls the rising rates of addiction in South Dakota a new wave of evil.
He says the drug problem in South Dakota has exploded.
Gilbertson says drug crimes accounted for 41 percent of prison admissions in the last fiscal year.