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Updated on: August 22, 2021

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South Dakota State Penitentiary houses over 750 adult inmates, and it is nestled in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is a South Dakota state prison that is located at 1600 North Drive
PO Box 5911, Sioux Falls, SD, 57117. The South Dakota State Penitentiary is part of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

Inmates at South Dakota State Penitentiary who are eligible can participate in work details that offer labor support for the surrounding counties. Inmates at South Dakota State Penitentiary are encouraged to participate in courses to learn to read, earn an adult basic education and get a GED.

Vocational skills taught at South Dakota State Penitentiary include culinary arts, wastewater treatment, custodial and building maintenance, landscaping, auto repair, forklift operator, and basic computer courses.

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South Dakota State Penitentiary
Facility Name
South Dakota State Penitentiary
Facility Type
State Prison
1600 North Drive PO Box 5911, Sioux Falls, SD, 57117
Date Established
Offender Gender
Male Offenders
Sioux Falls
Postal Code
South Dakota
Minnehaha County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Inmate Search

You can use the offender locator at the South Dakota Department of Corrections to find an inmate. It can be found here, and it is called the Inmate Locator.

You also should keep in mind that there are situations in which inmates are moved. If you do not have this information, you can locate an inmate using their seven-digit Offender ID #.

Sending a Mail

Inmates that are incarcerated in South Dakota State Penitentiary can receive letters from anyone. However, the mail cannot contain jewelry and/or contraband. In addition, if a sticker is placed on either the envelope or letter, the mail will be completely rejected. This is certainly an aspect to consider before the mail or package is sent.

The inmate mailing address is as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number

South Dakota State Penitentiary

1600 North Drive
PO Box 5911, Sioux Falls, SD, 57117

Public Records Online Search

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Sending Money

Those who are housed in South Dakota State Penitentiary must receive money through JPAY. This can be done in a variety of ways.

You can also deposit money over the phone by calling this number 605-367-5051 .

There is also an instant mail option available through JPAY, as well. Any correspondence might be rejected for mail modification (glitter, stickers, etc). Obscene language should not be used.

Phone Calls

Inmates at South Dakota State Penitentiary can only make outgoing calls. Inmates must submit a list of phone numbers that will be approved by the facility. Inmates can also purchase phone minutes through commissary, as well.

GTL is the phone provider in order to speak on the phone with South Dakota prison state inmates. You can set up a prepaid account online.

Visiting Rules

There are set hours for inmate visitors at South Dakota State Penitentiary, and it depends largely on whether you are placed in general population, protective custody, or maximum custody. The only days that are available for visiting are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Call the facility at 605-367-5051 to get more information.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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