Governor Kristi Noem says she’d like to see the criminal justice system work more toward providing addiction treatment as opposed to placing people in prison.
Before it was sold, some West River officials have suggested utilizing the former juvenile corrections facility in Custer as a treatment facility.
Now the state has repossessed the property.
Noem says there have been a lot of proposals as to what to do with the STAR academy facility.
However, she says there’s a reality associated with the building.