Minnehaha Commissioners form committee to review adequacy of work-release center
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The Minnehaha County Commission has established a committee to review the adequacy of its inmate work-release center.
The Minnehaha County Commission created the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Tuesday. The Commission and Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead jointly determined that forming the committee is the best way to gather information and input from the public and make recommendations to the future of the current County Corrections Center.
According to a news release from the Office of Minnehaha county Board Commissioners, discussion of the Community Corrections Center was prompted by a National Institute of Corrections report presented to the Commission on February 5.
The state purpose of the Committee is to "consult with and advise the Commission regarding its responsibilities in connection with the criminal justice system in Minnehaha County, South Dakota."
The committee could consider a new or remodeled Count Corrections Center, according to the news release.
Local business executive Craig Anderson volunteered to chair the standing committee. Other committee members include Minnehaha County Commissioners Gerald Beninga and Dick Kelly as well as Sheriff Mike Milstead and Jail Warden Jeff Gromer.