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Updated on: January 31, 2023
Yankton Minimum Unit
178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078

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The Yankton Minimum Unit is situated in Yankton, South Dakota. The Yankton Minimum Unit is an operated under the South Dakota Department of Corrections as a multi-custody facility.

The Yankton Minimum Unit can house up to 300 male inmates within their main campus.

As a multi-custody facility, the Yankton Minimum Unit will house offenders from the G1 all the way up to the G4 custody level.

You should not that the Yankton Minimum Unit is broken up into two dormitory-style housing units, which can house over 100 inmates in each unit. They have over 935 double and single bunk bed cells.

The Yankton Minimum Unit has work assignments for inmates that consist of the following:

  • Raising Swine

  • Brook & Mop Factory

  • Managing Bulls

  • Farming Edible Crops

All Offenders will have access to health, dental, and medical services as well as educational programs, and vocational training.

Yankton Minimum Unit — General Information

Yankton Minimum Unit, State Prison.
Adult, Capacity 300 persons.
178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078

Since the Yankton Minimum Unit is operated under the South Dakota Department of Corrections, they have a BIG inmate roster available directly on the South Dakota Department of Corrections website.

The inmate roster can be searched with the following pieces of information:

  • Inmate’s Full Name

  • DC Number

  • Race

  • Gender

  • ID Number

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Sending and receiving mail is one of the offenders few luxuries while they are serving out their time in the Yankton Minimum Unit. Remember that all incoming and outgoing mail will be checked by an employee of the Yankton Minimum Unit to ensure it is safe and free from contraband.

You will need to address your letter as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Yankton Minimum Unit

178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078

Sending Money

Inmates in the Yankton Minimum Unit will need money to purchase extra items from the facilities commissary. These items typically include extra food such as snacks and beverages, clothing, entertainment items, and hygiene products.

Friends and family members of the offender can send money through JPay. JPay is a service that the Yankton Minimum Unit utilizes that allows you to easily put money on the offender's account. You should know that there will be a fee associated with this service.

Phone calls

To receive calls from an offender in the Yankton Minimum Unit, you will need to register your mobile phone number and your landline phone number with Securus Technologies using the provided links.

Offenders will be able to call you between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm. Keep in mind this time can change at a moment’s notice. Typically, offenders will not be permitted to use the phones during their counts or when the facility is under lockdown.


At the Yankton Minimum Unit, offenders will be permitted to have visitors only on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors are welcome to stop by for a visit between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.

All visits will be for in two-hour duration depending on the classification the inmate has and whether the visit will be no-contact or contact visit.

Visitors will only be permitted to bring in a Ziploc bag with $20 in quarter, which they can use at the vending machine located in the visitation room.

Visiting Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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