STAR Academy for Youth Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 3, 2022
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605-673-2521
12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

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STAR Academy for Youth – also known as Custer Prison – opened in its current location in Custer, South Dakota. Each facility offers a variety of opportunities, programs, education, jobs and treatment for inmates. Educational opportunities and substance abuse treatment are two main focuses among other opportunities.

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STAR Academy for Youth Prison Information

Jail Name STAR Academy for Youth
Jail Type State Prison
Location 12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730
Contact Numbers 605-673-2521
City Custer
Postal Code 57730
State South Dakota
County Custer County
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Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

Public Records Online Search

Criminal Records and Contact Info aggregated from real law enforcement agencies and government court houses.


Inmate Search

The South Dakota Department of Corrections offers an online offender search tool where one can lookup an inmate by either entering their offender number OR their first and last name (partial spellings will yield results.)

Sending a Mail

Inmates in STAR Academy for Youth are allowed to receive mail while in prison, although there are restrictions to what they be sent. Letters on plain paper can be sent, along with photos no larger than 8x10. Inmates are allowed to have up to 25 photos in their possession at one time. Photos and letters must not contain crude, sexual, violent or offensive content. All mail will be opened and searched. Do not include cards, crayons, markers, glitter or glue in any mailings.

Address mail to:

Inmate name and offender number (find this number with the inmate locator)
STAR Academy for Youth
12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

Inmates are not allowed to receive care packages, although family and friends may order them books or magazines from the commissary or straight from the publisher to be delivered directly to the inmate. Do not send publications with content that is violent, coded, sexual, or content that may suggest escape methods.

Sending Money

Money can be deposited into an inmate’s account through a variety of methods. The South Dakota Department of Corrections utilizes Access Corrections, a third-party provider that allows family and friends to deposit funds through mail, telephone, internet or kiosks at the facility.

To deposit funds into an inmate’s account, you must know their full name and offender number.

To mail money orders, send the order with a deposit payment form.

Faster deposit methods include over the phone or via the internet. Call 1-866-345-1884 to make a deposit by card, but be aware that there is a $6.95 processing fee for both these methods.

One can also deposit funds at kiosks at the STAR Academy for Youth, including cash or by card. There is a minimum $3.50 transaction fee.

Phone Calls

The South Dakota Department of Corrections utilizes CenturyLink for the inmate phone system. While inmates are not allowed to receive calls, they are allowed to make outgoing calls. Family and friends must set up a prepaid account with CenturyLink to receive calls from an inmate.

Call rates vary from $0.10/minute for prepaid calls to $0.95/minute for calls to other countries. Interstate calls can rise to $0.19/minute.

Keep in mind that calls are monitored.

Visiting Rules

Visiting an inmate is highly encouraged, as visits help inmates cope with life in prison. Hearing news of the outside world and seeing loved ones will help motivate inmates to have good behavior, as well as make reintegration into society smoother.

To visit an inmate, family and friends must fill out a visitor application form and send it to Inmate Visiting Office, 12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730. Once you pass the background check, you will be added to your inmate’s approved visitor list. Approval can take anywhere between 20 and 45 days. Children under 18 may visit inmates with a guardian.

Visiting schedules vary between institution and regularly scheduled visits are subject to change based on inmate behavior or other factors. Check with your inmate’s housing unit before visiting for the schedule.

During the visit at STAR Academy for Youth, inmates and visitors should remain calm, seated and quiet. Physical contact beyond a quick hug, kiss or handshake is not permitted. Visitors will not be allowed to re-enter the visit if they leave for the restroom or any other reason.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

The amount of times you can visit an inmate is determined by their security level and personal conduct. No visitor may conduct more than two hours per visit per day.

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.