Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, or nude photos). Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope. When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well. Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence. Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the following: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above, for more information read the policy on inmate mail).
Family members and friends can send money to an inmate by means of United States Postal Money Order. Include the inmates name and ID number on the money order and send to the inmate at the inmate mailing address provided above. For more information about inmate funds read the departments policy here.
The South Dakota department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a good influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are important things you should know if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in the South Dakota Department of Corrections.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.
Click here to read information about visiting.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
Contact the institution at the telephone number provided above, or if you know the visiting hours leave a comment below.
Want to find information about an inmate incarcerated in South Dakota? Access the South Dakota inmate database of offenders here.