South Dakota

Eyewitness Identification Reform

South Dakota has no eyewitness identification reform policy.

Recording of Interrogations

South Dakota has no law requiring recorded interrogations.

Post Conviction DNA Testing

Any imprisoned person convicted of a felony offense may apply for post-conviction DNA testing, after exhausting other state and federal appeals. Effective: 2009.

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Evidence Preservation

State statute requires that upon receiving notice from the court, the attorney general must preserve all evidence collected in connection with an investigation or prosecution until the completion of the proceeding. Effective: 2009.

South Dakota's statute does NOT meet the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

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Exoneree Compensation

South Dakota has no state compensation law.

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