South Dakota Department of Corrections

South Dakota Department of Corrections

Portions of South Dakota have entered stage 1 fire restrictions beginning today. Ryan Cumbow is Acting Zone Fire Management Officer for the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands; he discusses what this means.

SDPB's Arielle Zionts talks with state penitentiary employees about the recent upheaval and firings at the facility.

Stefany Bawek & Pheasantland Industries

Apr 27, 2020

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 1

With a national shortage of personal protective equipment, finding the masks, gowns, and face shields to protect workers from the novel coronavirus has become an emergency and an opportunity for community action. Pheasantland Industries is a division of the South Dakota Department of Corrections. Inmate workers are now engaged in making thousands of pieces o personal protective equipment.  Stefany Bawek is director of Pheasantland Industries and joins us with more details.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2018 Show 260 Hour 1

As we enter the third week of the 2018 South Dakota legislative session, we continue to catch up with state leaders for a look at their legislative priorities. Today, we welcome South Dakota Secretary of Corrections Denny Kaemingk

He began his career as a patrolman in Mitchell and was appointed to his current position in 2011 by Governor Dennis Daugaard.