adult Corrections

south dakota women's prison

The South Dakota Women's Prison is part of the Solem Public Safety Center, a unique facility that houses a prison, state corrections offices, and law enforcement agencies of the state, county and city governments.

In 1995, legislation was introduced that authorized the construction of a new women's prison in Pierre. After the passage of the bill, the idea was pursued of joining resources with local governments to best utilize the new facility.

The completed facility includes the state Women's Prison, the Central Office of the state Department of Corrections, Pierre Police Department, Hughes County Sheriff's office, a State Highway Patrol station, and State Division of Criminal Investigation agents. The Women's Prison portion of the facility constitutes the majority of the 78,000 square foot building.

The South Dakota Women's Prison opened and was dedicated on October 23, 1997.

The Pierre Minimum Center is located nearby in the former DCI Training Academy. The Minimum Center houses minimum-security offenders on work release status.

Prison Industries at the Women's Prison includes an embroidery shop. Badlands Quilting is a private-sector prison industry with a shop at the Women's Prison.

The Women's Prison offers a Mother-Infant program for eligible offenders. Mother Infant program policy


Address: 3200 East Highway 34
c/o 500 E. Capital Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-6636
Fax: (605) 773-3194


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

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 GTL Customer Service at: 855-208-7349

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.


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