Using their free lookup tool, you can query the Department of Corrections when looking for an inmate in South Dakota. The database maintains records for incarcerated offenders and those formerly imprisoned or under the corrective care of the state.
Performing an inmate lookup requires that you know one or both of their names, with search results improved and streamlined if you have their South Dakota DOC number. You'll be required to prove you're not a robot, after which you can either 'Submit' or 'Reset' your search parameters once you've read the disclaimer.
Typically, searches will return information that includes the offender's non-confidential bio-data and custody status. You'll also find the location of the facility they're incarcerated in, their sentence length, and their expected release date.
You will learn other details through your SDDOC inmate lookup, including their personal and physical descriptions, mugshot, details of their offense, and the charge. You'll also see their court appearance records, trial documents, transfer orders, and custody progress throughout the state correctional system.
Information on the South Dakota Department of Corrections inmate lookup database includes data on adults, parolees, and offenders that have completed their sentences. There are no juvenile records or those of persons under protective custody. Neither will you find inmates on probation. If you can't find a prisoner within the state correctional system, chances are their custody is the mandate of the county sheriff's jail rosters.
South Dakota Jails Roster
County jails in South Dakota offer an inmate roster updated by the sheriff's department for offenders arrested, convicted, or held for pretrial detention. You can find a list of a facility's current residents booked within the jail, updated daily, and doesn't necessarily presume the offender's guilt.
You'll need to know which facility they're in custody at to find an incarcerated inmate in a South Dakota County jail. If the SDDOC website isn't helpful, find out where the offender was prosecuted and start your search using their name or corrections number. That may include booking, sentencing, or arraignment information maintained by the county sheriff's department.
You can also try the South Dakota SAVIN and alert notification service that lets victims learn about a perpetrator's custody status. You'll need to create an account to get the information; otherwise, head to the county's sheriff department website.
Besides SAVIN, VINELink also operates in South Dakota, and you can find information on inmates sent as alerts to their victims or other stakeholders. But since details on these systems aren't always comprehensive or accurate, the best avenue is to peruse through the jail roster of your county's criminal justice system.
It's also possible to find the jail roster information with several third-party or state agencies that operate aggregate sites with details of the inmate's facility. Some cities, under their respective police departments, provide a roster of offenders arrested and turned over to the county jail. These provide initial resources to track down a person's whereabouts.
About the South Dakota State Sheriffs Association
The South Dakota Sheriff's Association represents law enforcement issues at local, state, and federal levels, and all sheriffs within the state are members. It was formed in 1953 by Glenn Best, former Pennington County sheriff. The committee was formed to work together and share ideas toward common law enforcement goals.
Each year, the SDSA offers scholarships to law enforcement and criminal justice students while representing its members at the Pierre legislature. Twice a year, sheriffs are trained at the spring and fall conferences, and on occasion, they undertake other training programs.
The association's top priority is providing sheriffs and other law enforcement officers with quality education and training. It also informs sheriffs throughout the state, acting as a network to highlight current issues impacting their daily duties.
Sheriffs in South Dakota State have an avenue to partner with others to better serve their respective communities. The SDSA is a sheriff's organization that sheriffs run to assist its members in navigating unique situations characteristic of the state and its counties. It offers collaborative alliances and partnerships that strengthen and protect the elected sheriff's office.
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