The South Dakota Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping an updated database on those individuals who are serving their time behind bars in South Dakota state prisons.
The database is online and available to the public. It can be found on the official South Dakota Department of Corrections website. The databases include those in prison, on parole, and those that completed their time and no longer under the South Dakota Department of Corrections supervision. You can search the database by their DOC number or their first and last name.
The state of South Dakota database does not include South Dakota city or county jails. Those jails keep their own records separate from the state.
When an offender is housed in state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The South Dakota Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official South Dakota Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The DOC number will take precedence during all searches. The DOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the South Dakota Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their DOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s DOC number or there are no search results for the DOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the South Dakota jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|EXCEL Program||State Prison||Custer County|
|Deuel County Jail||County Jail||Deuel County|
|QUEST Program||State Prison||Custer County|
|Aurora Plains Academy||State Prison||Aurora County|
|Aurora County Jail||County Jail||Aurora County|
|Beadle County Correction Center||County Jail||Beadle County|
|Beadle County Juvenile||County Jail||Beadle County|
|Bennett County Jail||County Jail||Bennett County|
|Brookings County Detention Center||County Jail||Brookings County|
|Bon Homme County Jail||County Jail||Bon Homme County|
|Brule County Jail||County Jail||Brule County|
|Brown County Juvenile Center||County Jail||Brown County|
|Brown County Jail||County Jail||Brown County|
|Western Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Butte County|
|Buffalo County Jail||County Jail||Buffalo County|
|Butte County Jail||County Jail||Butte County|
|Clark County Jail||County Jail||Clark County|
|Campbell County Jail||County Jail||Campbell County|
|Clay County Jail||County Jail||Clay County|
|Charles Mix County Jail||County Jail||Charles Mix County|
|Corson County Jail||County Jail||Corson County|
|Custer County Jail||County Jail||Custer County|
|Codington County Detention Center||County Jail||Codington County|
|Davison County Jail||County Jail||Davison County|
|Day County Jail||County Jail||Day County|
|Edmunds County Jail||County Jail||Edmunds County|
|Faulk County Jail||County Jail||Faulk County|
|Douglas County Jail||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Fall River County Jail||County Jail||Fall River County|
|Dewey County Jail||County Jail||Dewey County|
|Haakon County Jail||County Jail||Haakon County|
|Grant County Jail||County Jail||Grant County|
|Gregory County Jail||County Jail||Gregory County|
|Hamlin County Jail||County Jail||Hamlin County|
|Hand County Jail||County Jail||Hand County|
|Hughes County Jail||County Jail||Hughes County|
|Hanson County Jail||County Jail||Hanson County|
|Hutchinson County Jail||County Jail||Hutchinson County|
|Hyde County Jail||County Jail||Hyde County|
|Harding County Jail||County Jail||Harding County|
|Jerauld County Jail||County Jail||Jerauld County|
|Jackson County Jail||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Kingsbury County Jail||County Jail||Kingsbury County|
|Jones County Jail||County Jail||Jones County|
|Lake County Jail||County Jail||Lake County|
|Lawrence County Jail||County Jail||Lawrence County|
|Lincoln County Jail||County Jail||Lincoln County|
|Lyman County Jail||County Jail||Lyman County|
|Marshall County Jail||County Jail||Marshall County|
|McCook County Jail||County Jail||McCook County|