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Jackley wants prison time for Gear Up defendants


South Dakota's top prosecutor wants to put someone behind bars for the state's Gear Up scandal.

But the attorney general faces an obstacle in a 2013 state law that made it tougher to lock up nonviolent offenders without criminal histories.

Three people have been charged with helping embezzle more than $1 million from a state-funded education cooperative. Stacy Phelps, Dan Guericke, and Stephanie Hubers were previously employed by the cooperative or its programs and have been indicted on various felony charges. None had a prior criminal record.


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