Rapid City Minimum Unit – South Dakota

Are you looking for somebody at Rapid City Minimum Unit?  Rapid City Minimum Unit is a correctional institution in the South Dakota state prison system, which is part of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.  This site tells you all about everything related to Rapid City Minimum Unit,like:  How to do a prison inmate search.  Visitation information.  The address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Rapid City Minimum Unit
Year Opened: 2004
Type: male
State: South Dakota
County: Pennington
DOC: South Dakota Department of Corrections
Security Level: minimum
Warden Name: Bob Dooley

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Contact Information

Here you will find the mailing address and street address for Rapid City Minimum Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone at Rapid City Minimum Unit, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Rapid City Minimum Unit.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you send a package or letter to an inmate to learn how to correctly address it, and follow the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct steps, it could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Rapid City Minimum Unit
2317 Creek Drive 
Rapid City SD, 57703

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Rapid City Minimum Unit
2317 Creek Drive 
Rapid City SD, 57703

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (605) 394-5294
Fax: (605) 394-5295

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page before you go to visit an inmate here.

Rapid City Minimum Unit
2317 Creek Drive 
Rapid City SD, 57703

Directions

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Phone Number

Rapid City Minimum Unit inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the telephone number to Rapid City Minimum Unit.
(605) 394-5294

State prison inmates are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to prisoners, but there are times when it is helpful to have the fax machine number to the prison.

(605) 394-5295

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email address for the facility. You can’t reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Rapid City Minimum Unit you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials will open and read and inspect all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at Rapid City Minimum Unit:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Rapid City Minimum Unit
2317 Creek Drive 
Rapid City SD, 57703

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners a bank account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add funds to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

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

The funds must be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have valid inmate information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted for deposit so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often moved to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an Rapid City Minimum Unit 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 visit Rapid City Minimum Unit, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these policies get changed often. The rules listed here may be changed when you are reading this, so you should also go to Rapid City Minimum Unit’s official website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main prison website because this information changes all the time:

  • 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 Rapid City Minimum Unit records to be added later.

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

Details about Rapid City Minimum Unit death row coming soon.

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

Parole

Information about South Dakota parole process 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

More information about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life coming.

  • 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

A section on news at Rapid City Minimum Unit will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Rapid City Minimum Unit
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Rapid City Minimum Unit.

If you have any photos of Rapid City Minimum Unit that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, check out: Rapid City Minimum Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Rapid City Minimum Unit 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

More information about Rapid City Minimum Unit inmate family resources coming soon.

History

A section with the history of Rapid City Minimum Unit coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Rapid City Minimum Unit 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

Rapid City Minimum Unit Links

The official website: Rapid City Minimum Unit Website
Rapid City Minimum Unit 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 Rapid City Minimum Unit

Have you ever been a prisoner at Rapid City Minimum Unit? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this facility, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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