Daugaard signs criminal justice reform: Moving his desk into the Capitol Rotunda for the occasion, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a criminal justice reform package that was his signature initiative of the 2013 legislative session.
The measure, Senate Bill 70, aims at finding prison alternatives for nonviolent offenders. If successful, it will avert the need for South Dakota to build two new prisons in the next decade.
Daugaard called the bill signing a “great day for South Dakota.”
Above: Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs a criminal justice reform bill as South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson looks on.