State Prisons in south dakota

Clicking on any of the South Dakota facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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South Dakota Department of Corrections - Prisons & Inmate Search

South Dakota maintains their own state prison system; six facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum.

The South Dakota Department of Corrections is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. South Dakota also has a death row which never has more than one or two murderers at any one time, waiting to be executed. They had abolished the death penalty, but reinstated it in 1979.

Go here for full instructions on using the South Dakota Department of Corrections Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The South Dakota Juvenile Corrections System oversees one detention center, and four residential and prevention programs for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections or Juvenile Corrections System, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.