Nixle Notification

The South Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) has teamed up with Nixle, a communications service that allows for the sending of important community information directly to residents.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows the DOC to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text messages and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online on the Nixle website.

Messages may include inmate escapes/walkaways as well as other relevant public safety and community event information.

Subscribers can decide from which local agencies they wish to receive information and can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text messages or over the web. Subscribers can elect to receive messages from any of the DOC facilities or can specify which facility they wish to receive messages from.                           
Those interested in subscribing can begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email and/or the web by registering at or by texting the keyword listed to 888777.

Facility   Keyword
South Dakota State Penitentiary SDSP
South Dakota Women’s Prison SDWP
Mike Durfee State Prison   MDSP
Rapid City Community Work Center RCMU
Yankton Community Work Center YKMU