Lake County Jail Inmate Visitation

Lake County Jail

Address:
200 Center Street East
Madison, SD 57042

Phone:

Video Visitation Phone Calls from an Inmate at the Lake County Jail

Lake County Jail uses the services of Reliance Telephone for video (visit) phone calls and for emailing/texting to inmates.
Note: This option may not be available for your inmate. When registering, check to see if devices are available.


Known as the 'Reliance Inmate Wallet', it makes funding jail communication easy. Payments made into an 'Inmate Wallet' account are linked to a dedicated telephone number for inmates who rent one of their Reliance Tablet Phones. Inmate Wallet funds can be used for personal inmate text messaging, voice calls and video calls.  The cost of this is $4.00 per month for rental of the Reliance Tablet Phone + $0.25 per minute for video and voice calls.

Visiting Hours in Lake County Jail

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Lake County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call to ask for special consideration.

Call or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Lake County Jail Visitation Application Process

Lake County Jail may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call  to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Video Visits from your Home

Lake County Jail uses the services of Reliance Telephone for video (visit) phone calls and for emailing/texting to inmates.
Note: This option may not be available for your inmate. When registering, check to see if devices are available.


Known as the 'Reliance Inmate Wallet', it makes funding jail communication easy. Payments made into an 'Inmate Wallet' account are linked to a dedicated telephone number for inmates who rent one of their Reliance Tablet Phones. Inmate Wallet funds can be used for personal inmate text messaging, voice calls and video calls.  The cost of this is $4.00 per month for rental of the Reliance Tablet Phone + $0.25 per minute for video and voice calls.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Lake County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Lake County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Lake County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Lake County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Lake County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Lake County Jail staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call to ask specific questions about the Lake County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Lake County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call  or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Lake County Jail visitation.

How Do You Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Lake County Jail?

To set up an account to schedule and visit your Lake County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • Register and set up a new account with RELIANCE, or log in if you already have an account.
  • Select Lake County Jail, then select your inmate who you will be visiting.
  • Your identity will have to investigated and approved by the Lake County staff.
  • Once approved, you can schedule a visit.

For all the information you need in order to schedule and visit your Lake County inmate, or to assist them in visiting with others, including instructions, fees, cost of each visit, requirements for free visits, tablet rentals that can be used for visits, payment methods and times that your inmate can have a visit, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your visits with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Lake County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Lake County inmate to make to make phone calls to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to receive phone calls from your Lake County inmate, or to assist them in making calls to others, including instructions, fees, cost of calls, payment methods and times that your inmate can use the phone, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Lake County Jail Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Lake County inmate to make to send and receive texts and emails to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to send and receive texts and emails from your Lake County inmate, or to assist them in sending and receiving secure messages to and from others, including instructions, fees, cost of each message, tablet rentals, payment methods and times that your inmate can send messages, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when communicating sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Lake County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Lake County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose South Dakota, then choose Lake County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Lake County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Lake County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Lake County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Lake County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Lake County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Lake County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Lake County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose South Dakota, then choose Lake County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Lake County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Lake County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Lake County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Lake County.


 

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