Summer study on regional jails to bring recommendations to legislature in 2023

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- Members of an interim South Dakota legislative committee that studied county jails will bring recommendations to the 2023 session.

Committee member, Senator Art Rusch of Vermillion says there should be funding available for the construction of regional jails.

Rusch says some counties are in dire need of jail space.

The committee talked about allowing counties to form regional jail authorities to manage joint facilities.

Rusch is term limited and is retiring after eight years in the state Senate.