South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has recently commented on the Criminal Justice Reform Bill that she signed into law.
One of the provisions of this bill is the allocation of funds for the construction of new prisons in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.
The new facilities aim to provide better programs for inmates, such as addiction counseling, financial literacy classes, and parenting classes, to help them reintegrate into society after their release.
Aside from this, the bill also includes measures to require violent offenders to serve most, if not all, of their prison sentences.
Another provision allows judges to assign repeat offenders to the State Department of Corrections after three distinct criminal episodes within a year.
Governor Noem believes that these bills will lead to better outcomes for the criminal justice system in South Dakota.
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