2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 119

(SB 82)

Monitor to review juvenile corrections.


        ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the review of juvenile corrections.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That ยง 26-11A-25 be amended to read:

    26-11A-25. The Governor shall may designate a person or entity to serve as the monitor and whose primary responsibility is to protect the rights of individuals persons in the custody or care of juvenile corrections facilities. Such The person or entity shall be independent of the Department of Corrections and shall be administered by the Department of Human Services, office of the secretary.

    Section 2. That chapter 26-11A be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    The Department of Corrections shall compile a confidential report of all allegations of abuse and neglect of individuals under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections within private contracted facilities and the report shall be provided on a semi-annual basis to the Government Operations and Audit Committee.

     Signed March 10, 2017
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