Frequent Questions

Inmate Visitation

The DOC is resuming 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. These restrictions temporarily supercede DOC Policy 1.5.D.1 Inmate Visiting. Specific restrictions are included in the facility information below.

Prospective visitors at all DOC facilities must be on the inmate’s approved visit list 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.


Visit Dates/Times by facility


State Penitentiary/Jameson Annex/Sioux Falls Community Work Center information

Mike Durfee State Prison information

Rapid City Community Work Center information

Yankton Community Work Center information

South Dakota Women's Prison information