Yankton Minimum Unit – South Dakota

Do you know somebody in Yankton Minimum Unit?  Yankton Minimum Unit is a state correctional facility in the South Dakota Department of Corrections.  This site will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Yankton Minimum Unit,like the following:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Yankton Minimum Unit
Year Opened: 1970′s
Type: male
State: South Dakota
County: Yankton
DOC: South Dakota Department of Corrections
Security Level: minimum
Warden Name: Bob Dooley

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for Yankton Minimum Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to someone at Yankton Minimum Unit, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the physical location of Yankton Minimum Unit.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you send something to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the item, and use the right procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the appropriate protocol, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Yankton Minimum Unit
178 Mickelson Drive 
Yankton SD, 57078

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Yankton Minimum Unit
178 Mickelson Drive 
Yankton SD, 57078

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (605) 668-3355
Fax Number: (605) 668-3358

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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information further down on this page before you try to visit an inmate at Yankton Minimum Unit.

Yankton Minimum Unit
178 Mickelson Drive 
Yankton SD, 57078

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are cases when it is helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.
(605) 668-3355

Yankton Minimum Unit prisoners are able to call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Yankton Minimum Unit prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are cases when it might be helpful to have the fax number to Yankton Minimum Unit.

(605) 668-3358

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for Yankton Minimum Unit. You won’t be able to reach individuals using this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
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Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an specific process to make sure that the email message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not make it there.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff open and inspect all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security and safety or watch any problems confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you should address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at Yankton Minimum Unit:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Yankton Minimum Unit
178 Mickelson Drive 
Yankton SD, 57078

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which serves to provide an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send money to these accounts using 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 address below and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The funds must be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have appropriate inmate info provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks won’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to various prison facilities throughout the South Dakota prison system, so sometimes you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an Yankton 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 an inmate at Yankton Minimum Unit, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every South Dakota state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and they change often. The rules listed below may be different now, so make sure to also read Yankton Minimum Unit’s site to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For all of the points listed below, go to the main prison facility website as this info is changed 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

Details about Yankton Minimum Unit prison 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

Information about Yankton Minimum Unit death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Info about South Dakota parole will be posted ASAP.

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

Info about getting released from Yankton Minimum Unit will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Yankton Minimum Unit will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 news section coming soon.

Photos

A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Yankton Minimum Unit
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Yankton Minimum Unit.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Yankton Minimum Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Yankton 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources available at Yankton Minimum Unit will be posted ASAP.

History

A history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Yankton 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

Yankton Minimum Unit Links

The official website: Yankton Minimum Unit Website
Yankton 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 Yankton Minimum Unit

Have you ever spent any time in Yankton Minimum Unit? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Yankton Minimum Unit?

If so, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this facility, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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