Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signs legislation to increase state's prison system budget

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2023
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Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed legislation Monday that puts more than $390 million into the state's prison system, with most of that money going toward investments in new prison facilities. One of the bills signed by Noem allocates $60 million to build a women’s prison in Rapid City. Another sets aside $54 million for property and design costs for a Sioux Falls men’s prison and puts $270 million into a fund for future men’s prisons in the state. Lawmakers widely supported the bills as they made their way through the...

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