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Updated on: April 13, 2022
Lake County Jail
200 East Center Street PO Box 386, Madison, SD, 57042

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First and foremost, the Lake County Jail has been around since 1845. Since the first day of operation at the Lake County Jail, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department was the agency involved in managing and overseeing the daily operation.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department was first established around the late 1700s and was in the same location until they built the new sheriff’s department and included the Lake County Jail.

The Lake County Jail was in constant operation from the time it was built in 1845 to 1971. The Lake County Jail closed its doors until the mid-1980s.

Lake County Jail — General Information

Lake County Jail, County Jail.
200 East Center Street PO Box 386, Madison, SD, 57042

Lake County Sheriffs Office / Lake County Jail

Address: Northeast 1st Street, Madison, South Dakota, 57042

Phone: 605-256-7615

Lake County Jail does not have their inmate roster available to the public.

If you wanted to find out information on an inmate, you always had to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office directly for information.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

You can send and receive letters from inmates. All incoming and outgoing mail are always carefully examined by a staff member that works at the Lake County Jail to ensure the mail does not have contraband or other content it should not have.

Sending Money

You can send inmates money through the mail using a money order, if you do not live local.

If you are local to the Lake County Jail, you can come down to the facility with your money order. This is the only way besides mailing a money order, how you can put money on the inmate’s books.

This method can take a few business days before the money can be officially deposited into the inmate’s account.

Phone calls

Inmates at the Lake County Jail are permitted to use the telephones daily, but the inmates can only make collect calls.

Collect calls can only be made to individuals who have a landline and not a cell phone. Also, the receiver of the call has to pay the fees that incurred with receiving a collect call as well.


You can visit an inmate at the Lake County Jail, but you need to bring your government issued identification card to be permitted to the visitation room.

Those under the age of 16 years, need to be accompanied by their legal guardian.

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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