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Cleaning The Capitol While Overcoming Addiction

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Michael Zimny
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In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 1

Substance abuse is common among male and female inmates in South Dakota prisons. Department of Social Services statistics show that in 2017, 87 percent of adult offenders were substance-dependent at the time of intake. However, more women are incarcerated for drug offenses than men -- 65 percent of female inmates versus 27 percent of males -- while more males are in prison for violent offenses than females: 47 percent to 14 percent respectively.

SDPB's Michael Zimny introduces us to two female inmates. Both are repeat drug offenders who are hoping for another fresh start.

Chris is a producer for In the Moment.
Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.