(Canton, SD) — South Dakota’s Department of Corrections Secretary Kellie Wasko will be in Lincoln County Thursday evening to discuss the proposed new state men’s penitentiary site. Lincoln County residents are wanting to get more answers for transparency since the Department of Corrections announced its plans last month. Some local landowners are now legally challenging the state’s authority for choosing the location with a lawsuit. Wasko recently responded to a request by the Lincoln County Commission regarding the future prison site, saying the state made a conscious decision and is ensuring safety for nearby residents. Thursday’s meeting will be in Canton at 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Barn.