Frequent Questions

Inmate Visitation

The DOC resumed in-person visitation in March 2021.  Visitation will include social distancing and several new restrictions are in place to protect the health and safety of offenders, staff and visitors. Specific restrictions are included in the facility information below. The policy guidelines on visitor apparel and items allowed during a visit remain in effect. Visitor Apparel and Items Allowed Guidelines  Prospective visitors at all DOC facilities must be on the approved visit list for the inmate and must schedule a visit online at Visits can be scheduled as much as two weeks in advance, but must be scheduled no later than 72 hours prior to the desired visit session.

Offender Visiting Policy

State Penitentiary, Jameson Annex and Sioux Falls Minimum Center information (as of October 2023)

Mike Durfee State Prison information (as of July 6, 2023)

Rapid City Minimum Center information (as of July 6, 2023)

Yankton Minimum Center information (as of October 3, 2023)

South Dakota Women's Prison information (as of October 14, 2022)