User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

55° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


SD DOC Develops Searchable Inmate Database

May 1, 2014, 5:03 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

SD DOC Develops Searchable Inmate Database

Want to know when a South Dakota inmate is going to get out of prison?

A new database from the South Dakota Department of Corrections gives you more access than ever before.

Much like the South Dakota Sex Offender Registry this new feature on the Department of Corrections website lets you look up any inmate that is currently in prison and see how long their sentence is, what they are in for, and when they could be released.

"We think it's going to be a valuable service to the community and especially victims," Michael Winder with the South Dakota Department of Corrections said Thursday.

The new DOC Offender Locator was launched Thursday. It allows users to type in the name of an inmate who is in custody and find out information about their status.

South Dakota Department of Corrections Offender Locator

For instance you can see that former state lawmaker and convicted rapist Ted Klaudt is currently serving his prison term at the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, South Dakota. The 469 pound inmate will be eligible for parole for the first time in 2041.

2008 STORY: Klaudt: From State Legislature To State Prison

"I think it will be convenient for users to be able to go online and search when they want to and not just when one of our records offices is open that can assist them," Winder said.

The DOC also believes it will be valuable information for victims and the public.

In February of 2012 authorities alerted the public about the release of convicted rapist Ed Morris because he had completed his sentence and officials feared he could reoffend. He was eventually arrested again for not registering as a sex offender. The new DOC Offender Locator says Morris will be eligible for parole in August.

"This is another way to share the information that's considered public information in state law and we do think this is going to be a valuable tool especially for victims," Winder said.

The one thing the offender locator does not have is pictures of the inmates currently in prison. The DOC says they will be releasing photos of inmates on a 'case by case' basis.

Previous Story

Next Story



Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Car Versus Bike Crash Near 41st And Marion

7/23/2014 4:39 PM

A car versus bike crash happened at the intersection of 41st Street and Larch Avenue.

Full Story
Missing Woman Located

7/23/2014 6:19 PM

Tori Jean Bruggeman has been located by police. Authorities are working to get her reunited with family.

Full Story
Police Looking For Sioux Falls Woman

7/23/2014 5:06 PM

There is a search underway for a missing 31-year-old woman.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story