Mike Durfee State Prison – South Dakota

Do you know someone locked up at Mike Durfee State Prison?  Mike Durfee State Prison is a state correctional institution in the South Dakota state prison system, which is part of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.  This page will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Mike Durfee State Prison,such as:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation information.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Mike Durfee State Prison
Year Opened: 1984
Type: males and females
State: South Dakota
County: Orangeburg
DOC: South Dakota Department of Corrections
Security Level: minimum
Warden Name: Bob Dooley

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for Mike Durfee State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Mike Durfee State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you mail something to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate directions, the letter or package might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Mike Durfee State Prison
1412 Wood Street 
Springfield SD, 57062

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Mike Durfee State Prison
1412 Wood Street 
Springfield SD, 57062

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (605) 369-2201
Fax: (605) 369-2813

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below if you are going to visit someone in prison at Mike Durfee State Prison.

Mike Durfee State Prison
1412 Wood Street 
Springfield SD, 57062

Directions

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Phone Number

Mike Durfee State Prison inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are times when it is useful to have the telephone number to the facility.
(605) 369-2201

Mike Durfee State Prison inmates can sometimes call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Mike Durfee State Prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to inmates, but there are cases when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to Mike Durfee State Prison.

(605) 369-2813

Email Address

This email address is the general email for the prison. You can’t reach individuals at this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Mike Durfee State Prison you must use an exact process to ensure that the message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison officials open and inspect and read all incoming general packages and mail. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch a problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you need to address mail to a state prisoner at Mike Durfee State Prison:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Mike Durfee State Prison
1412 Wood Street 
Springfield SD, 57062

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank account for prisoner funds and for buying items not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can send money to inmate’s accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates money by way of the postal service and have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The deposit have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have valid inmate info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to different correctional facilities throughout South Dakota, so you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an South Dakota prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other South Dakota state prisons: South Dakota State Prisons

South Dakota Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Mike Durfee State Prison, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and they change regularly. The procedures discussed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so you should also read Mike Durfee State Prison’s official website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, go to the actual correctional facility site because this information changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Mike Durfee State Prison prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Mike Durfee State Prison death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Info about South Dakota parole coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures for Mike Durfee State Prison coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about life at Mike Durfee State Prison coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Mike Durfee State Prison news will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A section with photos of Mike Durfee State Prison coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Mike Durfee State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Mike Durfee State Prison.

If you have any photos of Mike Durfee State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, check out: Mike Durfee State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Mike Durfee State Prison Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

More information about family resources coming soon.

History

A Mike Durfee State Prison history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Mike Durfee State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other South Dakota State Prisons: South Dakota State Prisons

Mike Durfee State Prison Links

The official website: Mike Durfee State Prison Website
Mike Durfee State Prison Jobs

South Dakota Department of Corrections Links

South Dakota Department of Corrections Main Website
South Dakota Department of Corrections Prison Directory
South Dakota Department of Corrections Prison Map
South Dakota Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
South Dakota Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
South Dakota Department of Corrections Most Wanted

South Dakota Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a South Dakota State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to South Dakota State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to South Dakota State Prison Inmates
South Dakota State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Mike Durfee State Prison

Have you ever been incarcerated in Mike Durfee State Prison? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Mike Durfee State Prison?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you can include in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Mike Durfee State Prison, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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