70° F
Current Conditions
Radio Station Info Staff Advertising Job Opportunities Contact Us
 

Listen Live

Click Here To

Sign Our Guest Book


RSS Feed

KCSR Annual EEO Report
KBPY Annual EEO Report

(S.D.)-Justice Change Could Save $162 Million In 10 Years

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 01/15/2013 01:07 PM
     PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota official says the state could save an estimated $162 million in the next decade if the Legislature approves a plan to improve the rehabilitation of convicted criminals by treating more nonviolent offenders outside prison walls.
 
     Jim Seward, Gov. Dennis Daugaard's legal counsel, says the state could spend an additional $212 million building and running two new prisons if nothing is done to stem a rapid increase in the number of inmates. A plan to use intensive probation and parole and special courts for drug and alcohol offenders would cost an estimated $51 million over the next decade, giving the state a net savings of nearly $162 million.
 
     Seward and other state officials briefed the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee on the plan and its projected costs.


Comments:


Back to News

Printer Friendly Version

Send Story to a friend.