Why didn’t they say ‘No’…

Looking at the current inmate¬†numbers in South Dakota’s state prisons, some trends jump out beyond the gender difference of 3,457 men and 564 women.

State Department of Corrections data show:

1,649 men and 75 women were convicted for violent crimes;

896 men and 126 women were convicted for non-violent crimes; and

912 men and 363 women were convicted for drug crimes.