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Title: Equal Justice Commission Report, Final Report and Recommendations, 2006
Parties: South Dakota tribal courts, South Dakota courts
Date enacted/published: 2006


The South Dakota Supreme Court created the Equal Justice Commission to investigate, among other things, perceptions of unfairness in the state judicial system based on race, ethnicity, or minority status. Upon completion of its investigation, the Commission was required to submit a public report with recommendations to the South Dakota Supreme Court. The following is the Commission’s Final Report and Recommendations. The Commission conducted interviews and public hearings at fifteen sites across the state. These sites included eight Indian reservations and three penitentiaries, as well as the cities of Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Vermillion.

For additional information contact:
State Court Administrator's Office
500 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD 57501-5070