Jensen delivers State of the Judiciary address to South Dakota lawmakers  (Audio)
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January 12, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Jensen gave the annual State of the Judiciary message to the members of the Legislature Wednesday. He says some efficiencies could be created by regionalizing public defenders…

Jensen says the current system is difficult for both judges and counties…

Only three larger South Dakota Counties use dedicated public defender offfices.