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Updated on: September 11, 2021

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Yankton Minimum Unit houses over 300 adult inmates, and it is nestled in Yankton, South Dakota. It is a South Dakota state prison that is located at 178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078. The Yankton Minimum Unit is part of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

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

Vocational skills taught at Yankton Minimum Unit include culinary arts, wastewater treatment, custodial and building maintenance, landscaping, auto repair, forklift operator, and basic computer courses.

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Yankton Minimum Unit
Facility Name
Yankton Minimum Unit
Facility Type
State Prison
178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078
Date Established
Offender Gender
Male Offenders
Postal Code
South Dakota
Yankton 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 Yankton Minimum Unit 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

Yankton Minimum Unit

178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078

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Sending Money

Those who are housed in Yankton Minimum Unit 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 605-668-3355 .

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 Yankton Minimum Unit 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 Yankton Minimum Unit, 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 605-668-3355 to get more information.


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