ACLU of South Dakota
PO Box 1107
Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Phone: (605) 332-2508
Fax: (605) 332-7961


  • The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota continues the work of the ACLU of the Dakotas, which was formed in 1971 as a Chapter of the National ACLU. The chapter split into two entities, representing the two discrete states, in 2008. The ACLU of South Dakota is the local representation of the National ACLU, which primarily works out of its New York and Washington DC offices. The ACLU of South Dakota seeks to defend and advance the constitutionally protected rights of all people living in the state. The ACLU of South Dakota especially works with those groups who have not had their full constitutional protections granted to them such as racial minorities, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered people and other groups who have not yet realized their full rights under the Bill of Rights.

Dakota Plains Legal Services
P.O. Box 727
Mission, SD 57555 Phone: (605) 866-4444 Fax: (800) 658-2297

  • It is a non-profit organization that seeks to ensure equal access to justice under the law for all eligible clients in its service area. That service area encompasses 8 Indian reservations and 26 of South Dakota's 66 counties as well as one North Dakota county. It has six branch offices located in Mission, Fort Thompson, Pine Ridge, Sisseton, Eagle Butte, and Fort Yates, North Dakota.

East River Legal Services 335 North Main Avenue, Suite 300 Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Phone: (605) 336-9230 Fax: (605) 336-6919 Website:

  • May consider taking cases on pro bono basis
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits

Innocence Project of South Dakota University of South Dakota School of Law 414 East Clark Street Vermillion, SD 57069 Mr. Bryan Hall, President Email:  IPSD@usd.ed Website:

  • The Innocence Project of South Dakota's purpose is to provide pro bono legal representation to South Dakota inmates with a cognizable claim of wrongful conviction.

One Stop Career Centers 700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-3101 Website:

  • Career Learning Centers (CLCs) work closely with the South Dakota Department of Labor to provide education and employment training services that meet the needs of local job seekers and businesses.

South Dakota-CURE P.O. Box 961
Sioux Falls, SD 57101  Email: 

  • Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE has two goals: 1, to use prisons only for those who have to be in them; and 2, for those who must be in them, to provide the prisoners all the rehabilitative opportunities necessary to turn their lives around.

South Dakota Department of Corrections 3200 East Highway 34 c/o 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3478 
Fax: (605) 773-3194

  • To protect the citizens of South Dakota by providing safe and secure facilities for juvenile and adult offenders committed to our custody by the courts, to provide effective community supervision to offenders upon their release and to utilize evidence-based practices to maximize opportunities for rehabilitation.

South Dakota Department of Labor 700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501-2291 Phone: (605)773-3101 Fax: (605) 773.6184 Contact: Pamela S. Roberts, Secretary Website:

  • Our Mission is to enhance the South Dakota workforce by providing businesses with employment-related solutions and helping people with job placement and career transition services.

South Dakota Prisoner Support Group P.O. Box 3285 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone : (605) 399-1830

  • Following a rash of deaths in South Dakota prisons, the PSG was formed to support people on the inside, ex-prsioners, family, and friends, and to draw attention to racist injustice, medical neglect, and illegal conditions inside SD prisons and jails. Some members speak the Sioux language.
  • PARC corresponds with and mails this resource packet to prisoners, their friends and family members. We are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.

STAR Academy (State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy) 12279 Brady Drive
Custer, SD 57730 Phone: (605) 673-2521 Fax: (605) 673-5489