User uShare Login | Register
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.


71° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

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

 

Pennington Inmate Numbers Equal Largest SD County

October 14, 2012, 11:27 AM

RAPID CITY, SD -

Officials say Pennington County in western South Dakota has nearly as many inmates in the state prison system as Minnehaha County, the state's most populous county.

A June 30 report shows that of the state's 3,633 adult inmates, 839 were sentenced out of Pennington County, compared to 864 for Minnehaha County.

Pennington County has about 70,000 fewer people than Minnehaha.

Pennington County State's Attorney Glenn Brenner attributes the number to the county's lower-income demographic and his office's reputation for being aggressive in prosecuting criminals.

Seventh Circuit Presiding Judge Jeff Davies says a case-by-case looks is needed to know why Pennington County has such high inmate numbers.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Former Sioux Falls Teacher Sentenced To 15 Years

5/22/2015 11:04 AM

In February, Drueppel admitted she had a relationship with a student while working as a teacher at a Sioux Falls middle school.

Full Story
Jury Finds Annette Bosworth Guilty

5/27/2015 6:43 PM

A jury has found a former U.S. Senate Candidate guilty of perjury and filing false documents.

Full Story
Elementary School's Playground Destroyed By Fire

5/23/2015 5:14 PM

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue put out a fire on the playground of Hawthorne Elementary Saturday afternoon that damaged the school.

Full Story
Police Officer Killed In Omaha Shooting

5/21/2015 5:42 AM

Police in Omaha, Nebraska, say a shootout between officers and a convicted felon has left an officer and the suspect dead.

Full Story
Shooting Death Investigation Underway In Brown County

5/27/2015 10:40 AM

An Aberdeen man is dead in what may have been an accidental shooting.

Full Story


Events