Yankton Minimum Unit Inmate Search, Mugshots and Prison Information

Updated on: April 11, 2020
Yankton Minimum Unit

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Yankton Minimum Unit is in Yankton, South Dakota. The facility handles intakes, diagnoses and classifies inmates.

The prison can hold up to 300 prisoners. Majority of Yankton Minimum Unit inmates are only here for a short time.

Yankton Minimum Unit is operated and maintained by South Dakota Department of Corrections.

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Yankton Minimum Unit - General Information

Facility Name: Yankton Minimum Unit
Facility Type: State Prison
Address: 178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078
Phone: 605-668-3355
Capacity: 300
Facility Type: Adult
Date Established: 1970
Offender Gender: Male Offenders
City: Yankton
Postal Code: 57078
State: South Dakota
County: Yankton County
Official Website: https://doc.sd.gov/adult/facilities/ymu/

Inmate search for Yankton Minimum Unit is an easy task now. It is not like the olden days where you would have to find the correct phone number, make multiple phone calls and spend the day trying to locate an inmate serving time in Yankton Minimum Unit.

The South Dakota Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database of all inmates currently serving time in a South Dakota state prison.

Yankton Minimum Unit is one of South Dakota`s state prison, so it is included in the list. You can go directly to the South Dakota Department of Corrections website to use this offender locator. The database will give you information on inmates such as their inmate release date, when they went to jail, what their conviction is and much more.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates can receive letters in the mail. Their mailing address is as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Yankton Minimum Unit
178 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD, 57078

Keep in mind that you will need to know what building the inmate is in to make sure it gets to them in a timely manner. Also, always have your return address on all mail just in case it gets sent back.

However, you can send the following items with your letter:

  • Photos
  • Soft Back Books (max limit of 4. Must be from publisher)
  • Calendars
  • Children’s Drawings
  • Blank Greeting Cards
  • Legal Paper
  • Typing Paper
  • Postage Embossed Envelopes (max 40)
  • Blank Envelopes
  • Stamps (max limit 4)
  • Blank Paper

As for packages, all packages will need to be sent using an approved third-party vendor. Inmates are typically only allowed to receive one package every quarter. The max limit is 30 pounds a year.

Sending Money

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You can send money to prisoners in Yankton Minimum Unit three different ways.

Lock Box

This is a free way to send money. When sending money, it can take less time than mailing the money to the prison for it to post. However, it is longer than the EFT option.

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

The electronic funds transfer is the only method that will incur a fee. The fee will be dependent on what service you use and how much you are sending at once. A well-known service many people use is JPay.

Mail to Jail

You can mail a personal check, cashier’s check, or a money order directly to the jail. This is completely free. However, all funds will be held for 30 days. You will also need to write your name and address on it along with the prisoner’s name and identification number (CDCR).

Phone calls

The South Dakota Department of Corrections has a contract in place with Global Tel Link commonly known as GTL.

GTL offers two different plans to fit you and the prisoners needs. The first plane is a monthly plan, just like you pay for any of your current utilities. The second plan offered is a prepaid plan, where you put a certain amount of money in and once the money is gone, it is gone.

Inmates can make calls home. You are not allowed to call an inmate while they are in prison. Phone calls are typically only allowed to be 15-20 minutes to make sure all inmates have a chance to use the phone. Phone calls are monitored.


For visitation, you must first be on the inmates approved visitors list. In order to get on the approved visitors list, you must fill out the form and send it back. This process can take a few weeks as they will be doing a thorough background check.

The Yankton Minimum Unit will NOT give you a call back with their decision. You will need to keep in contact with the inmate.

Visitation is held on days from schedule.

Visiting Hours

Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

You can visit as often as there are appointments.

Keep in mind that visiting can be canceled without notice. If the prison goes into a lockdown, no visitation will be granted. If the inmate is not in good standing, visitation will not be granted.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions

Nearby Jail/Prison

Correctional Facility Name Type County
Yankton County Jail, South Dakota 2.36 miles County Jail Yankton County
Yankton City Jail, Texas 2.36 miles City Jail Yankton County
Yankton Federal Prison Camp, South Dakota 2.6 miles Federal Prison Yankton
Irene City Jail, South Dakota 16.69 miles City Jail Clay County
Viborg City Jail, South Dakota 21.91 miles City Jail Turner County
Clay County Jail, South Dakota 22.19 miles County Jail Clay County
Scotland City Jail, South Dakota 22.56 miles City Jail Bon Homme County
Menno City Jail, South Dakota 23.67 miles City Jail Hutchinson County
Cedar County Jail, Nebraska 23.7 miles County Jail Cedar County
Hartington City Jail, Nebraska 23.7 miles City Jail Cedar County

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