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Updated on: March 1, 2020

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Youth Challenge Center is located in Custer, South Dakota. It is a South Dakota state prison that is located at 12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730, one of the largest highways in the country. Since Youth Challenge Center is a South Dakota state prison, it is part of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

Youth Challenge Center is home to five facilities. Four of these facilities house level 3 medium-security inmates, while the last facility houses minimum-security inmates. There is a separate building at Youth Challenge Center that is utilized for inmates who are on administrative segregation. For those who might be unaware, inmates are placed on administrative segregation as a punishment for violent or disruptive behavior, and is separated from the main prison population.

There is basic education and GED classes at Youth Challenge Center. The prison also offers language courses, substance abuse treatment, anger management courses, vocational courses, and more.

Youth Challenge Center
Facility Name
Youth Challenge Center
Facility Type
State Prison
Address
12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730
Phone
605-673-2521
City
Custer
Postal Code
57730
State
South Dakota
Country
Custer County
Official Website
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 and Rehabilitation to find an inmate. It can be found here, and it is called the Inmate Locator.

There is a disclaimer to agree to, before a user can search for an inmate. You can search for an inmate using their last name and/or ID number. You can also fill in their first name and/or middle name to narrow the search, as well.

Sending a Mail

There are strict procedures when it comes to sending mail to an inmate in the Youth Challenge Center. The inmate mailing address is as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Youth Challenge Center

12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

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Sending Money

Inmates in South Dakota facilities can receive money in an “inmate trust account”. It should be noted that 50% of these funds can be deducted from commissary in order to satisfy fines/fees of any kind. The funds associated with an inmate will follow the inmate if he moves to another South Dakota state facility, as well.

There are only two ways inmates in a South Dakota state facility can receive funds:

  • Mail

  • Online

If you wish to send money to an inmate through the mail, you can do this by sending a certified check, money order, personal check, or cashier’s check, as well. However, it may affect how long it takes for the inmate to access these funds. The fastest method is a certified check, while every other check might take up to 30 days to process.

There is also different protocol at Youth Challenge Center for how to send money through the mail, depending on which facility your inmate is housed in. Some facilities require that you send the check directly to the facility, while other institutions require you to send the money through JPAY using a different form and address. You should contact the Youth Challenge Center for more information.

You can also send money to inmates online, typically using two services: JPAY and Access Secure Deposits. Inmates typically use the funds to purchase clothing, food, snacks, and more.

Phone Calls

At Youth Challenge Center, inmates cannot receive incoming calls at any time. All calls are outgoing calls.

Inmates have two choices when it comes to making outgoing phone calls:

  • Call collect

  • Global Tel Link

A collect call does not work with cell phones, and it charges the individual on the receiving end of the call.

Global Tel Link is a prepaid calling solution, and requires you to set up an account in order to use the service. You can call a phone number to set up Global Tel Link (GTL) service.

Inmates at Youth Challenge Center can use the phone to communicate in 15-minute time slots. However, the phones are usually turned off around 9 PM. All phone calls may be monitored and/or recorded.

Visiting Rules

The only days available for visitation at Youth Challenge Center are Saturdays and Sundays. Visiting hours are 8:30 AM to 3 PM, and visitors must arrive by 2 PM. Scheduled appointments are allowed for first visits. Appointments can be scheduled online, as well.

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