Adult Corrections

Mike Durfee State Prison


The Mike Durfee State Prison is located on the campus of the former University of South Dakota at Springfield. The 1984 Legislature closed USD/S and authorized the Board of Charities and Corrections to establish the correctional facility. Springfield State Prison opened in December of 1984 when the female offenders from the Women's Correctional Facility in Yankton were transferred to the new institution. Male offenders began transferring to the institution in January 1985.

The institution remained co-ed with both males and females located on the same campus for several years. With the opening of the Herm Solem Public Safety Center in Pierre in November 1997, the women were transferred to the South Dakota Women's Prison within the Solem Public Safety Center, and the Springfield State Prison became an all-male institution for the first time. On September 10, 1999 the prison was renamed in honor of Mike Durfee, Deputy Director of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

MDSP is a Level III facility. Most offenders are classified as medium custody. Many of the inmate work programs are based at the Durfee State Prison.

MDSP Vocational Industries


Video visitation is now available, but must be scheduled in advance.   Video visitation registration and scheduling

Notice: If you are experiencing microphone issues with your video visit, your current browser will no longer work for video visits. Please stop using Chrome/Edge/Internet Explorer and follow the instructions below:

1.       Download and install Firefox:

2.       Download and install Adobe Flash:

3.       Open Firefox, go to the visitation website for your facility and proceed with your visit as normal

 For further assistance, please contact Customer Service at: 855-208-7349


Scheduling a Visit

Please be advised that visits may be delayed, suspended or cancelled because of security issues and some visitation schedules may be changed due to special activities. If you are traveling from out of town, you can call the facility control room to verify the visit schedules.

Mike Durfee State Prison also supervises the Minimum Centers in Yankton and in Rapid City.




Address: 1412 Wood Street
Springfield, SD 57062
Phone: (605) 369-2201
Fax: (605) 369-2813


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