Minnehaha County, South Dakota
The Minnehaha County Jail is partnering with the South Dakota Unified Judicial System to livestream initial court appearances from “Courtroom J” which is located inside the secure perimeter of our new jail expansion. The hearings broadcasted include initial court appearances for most – although not all – defendants recently arrested and currently in custody at the Minnehaha County Jail.
Some other hearings for defendants in custody, and all hearings for defendants not in custody, are held at the Minnehaha County Courthouse, 425 N. Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, and are not live streamed.
All hearings in Courtroom J are live streamed on the internet and also displayed on a public video monitor off the main lobby in the Minnehaha County Courthouse.
Link to Courtroom J Livestream Broadcast: https://ujs.sd.gov/VirtualCourt/Default.aspx
Here is a FAQ link that answers many questions about this new format: https://ujs.sd.gov/uploads/docs/VirtualCourtsFAQ.pdf