Yankton Federal Prison Camp

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Yankton Federal Prison Camp
Prison Code: YAN
Prison Type: Federal Prison Camp
Region: North Central Region
State: South Dakota
Security Level: Minimum

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Yankton Federal Prison Camp. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Yankton Federal Prison Camp, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly write the address, and use the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

FPC Yankton
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 700
Yankton SD, 57078

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to visit someone in prison.

Yankton Federal Prison Camp
1016 Douglas Avenue
Yankton SD, 57078

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Yankton Federal Prison Camp.

(605) 665-3262

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there are some times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Yankton Federal Prison Camp.

(605) 668-1113 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   884 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email messages only to people that are on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send email messages with someone by putting them into their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates give consent to email monitoring when they join the system. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are notified each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a contact is approved they will get an email confirmation which directs them to the CorrLink system at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, email cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or watch problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at Yankton Federal Prison:

FPC Yankton
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 700
Yankton SD, 57078

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send the money to the following address and follow the steps given below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit has to 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 subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via one of these methods:

  1. At Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must be included:

  1. Correct and valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to that prisoner, the money might not get returned to you.

For additional info about how to send money to an inmate, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an inmate.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every federal prison has its own procedures for visitation and these rules get changed often. The rules listed below could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things shown below, check out the actual 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 Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Guide to Yankton Federal Prison Camp Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here: Yankton Federal Prison Camp Jobs


The official website: Yankton Federal Prison Camp Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Yankton Federal Prison Camp

Have you ever been incarcerated in Yankton Federal Prison Camp? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

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

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