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Updated on: August 25, 2022
Clay County Jail
15 Washington Street, Vermillion, SD, 57069

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10The Clay County Jail is operated and managed by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

The Clay County Jail is home to inmates who have been arrested throughout the county. However, the Clay County Jail does not only house inmates who have been arrested and are currently going through the judicial system, but they also house inmates who have already been sentenced and serving out their time.

The Clay County Jail houses both adult male and adult female offenders. All offenders in the Clay County Jail are over the age of 18.

Clay County Jail — General Information

Clay County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 40 persons.
15 Washington Street, Vermillion, SD, 57069

Clay County Sheriffs Office

Address: 15 North Washington Street, Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069

Phone: 605-677-7100

Fax: 605-677-7105

Website: website

Locating an inmate in the Clay County Jail is no easy feat. The agency responsible for keeping records of all inmates in the Clay County Jail is the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

However, unlike other sheriff’s departments, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department does not have their inmate roster available on the web.

If you need information on an inmate who is currently sitting in the Clay County Jail, you will need to contact the Clay County Jail directly or you can also get in touch with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office as well. Please have the inmate full name along with their date of birth prior to calling.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Inmates love receiving letters from their family and friends. You are permitted to send an inmate in the Clay County Jail a letter.

You should keep in mind that all letters will be thoroughly searched prior to being given to the inmate.

Your letter should never contain any of the following:

  • Usage of Crayons

  • Added stamps, paper, or envelopes

  • Stickers

  • Drawings

  • Perfume or Cologne

  • Staples

  • Glitter

You should also put your return address on every piece of mail that you send to an inmate in the Clay County Jail.

Sending Money

Inmates in the Clay County Jail will need funds to purchase items from the commissary. In order to deliver funds to an inmate, you can bring a money order directly down to the Clay County Jail lobby.

You will need to ensure on the money order you have the inmates full name on it as well.

The staff member will collect the money order from you and the funds will be deposited into the inmates account within one to three days.

If you do not live close to the Clay County Jail, you can always send the money order in the mail.

Phone calls

If you are having withdrawals from not talking to an inmate, you will continue the waiting game. Inmates cannot receive calls and/or messages from their loved ones back home.

You will be required to wait for the inmate to contact you. Inmates will have use of the phone daily if they display good behavior and the facility is not in lockdown.

All calls coming from the Clay County Jail will be collect calls. To ensure you will receive these collect calls, you will need to have a landline.


Visitation at the Clay County Jail is held Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm.

All visits will be no-contact visits. You and your visitor party will not be permitted to touch the inmates. The inmate will be on the opposite side of a glass partition.

To visit an inmate, you will need to present your government-issued identification card such as a driver’s license. Juveniles under the age of 16 will always be required to be accompanied by an adult. They will not be permitted to visit an inmate alone.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


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