Free legal advice given to veterans this week as reported by KSFY: Continue reading “Free legal advice given to veterans this week”
House Democrats promoted seven bills Monday they said would improve criminal justice reform practices in the state. Continue reading “Democrats push criminal justice reform”
South Dakota Man Looks to Improve State’s Drug Courts – Ideas on how to solve the state’s methamphetamine problems have been racing through the mind of Jay Erickson.
South Dakota is one of five states where this procedure, putting people in jail on what’s known as an involuntary mental health hold, is an option provided in statute.
It’s now legal to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in South Dakota. Continue reading “It’s now legal to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in South Dakota”
PIERRE — Legislation allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota, also called “Constitutional carry,” passed another hurdle on Monday morning. Continue reading “South Dakotans one step closer to carrying without a permit”
New Iowa Laws for 2109: Continue reading “New Iowa Laws for 2109”
An obscure South Dakota law can force adult children to pay the cost of long-term care for their parents if the elder family members cannot pay on their own. Continue reading “SD law forces adult children to pay for nursing home care for parents”
Hours before the government shutdown began, President Trump scored a rare bipartisan victory when he signed a criminal justice bill aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent offenders in prison.
Now, the shutdown threatens to delay the law’s implementation.
“The timeline in the bill was already ambitious,” said Molly Gill, vice president of policy at FAMM, an organization of families advocating criminal justice reform. “The shutdown isn’t helping.”
One of the first steps in the law is to establish a system for evaluating inmates to determine which ones could be released early without threatening public safety. Under the law, an arm of the Justice Department has until Jan. 21 to help establish a committee tasked with creating that system.
Wyn Hornbuckle, a Justice Department spokesman, and Sheila Jerusalem, a spokeswoman for the National Institute of Justice, declined to answer questions about whether the deadlines would be met. The only Justice Department employees authorized to work during a shutdown are those specifically authorized by law to work on urgent matters, such as national security.
Flawed Felon List -Jessica Bensley can legally carry a pistol in public — in part because she has never been convicted of a felony. Continue reading “Iowa’s flawed felon list has been disqualifying legitimate voters for years”