Pennington County Jail, SD Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Pennington County Jail


307 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD, 57701

The Pennington County Jail is a medium-security jail located in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is the agency that is overseeing the day to day operation of the Pennington County Jail.

The Pennington County Jail mainly has residents of Pennington County, but on the rare occasion will take in inmates from other counties and even from the United States Marshals Service.

The Pennington County Jail provides its inmates housing and cares for nearly 587 male inmates. These inmates will either be at a minimum or medium-security level.

The Pennington County Jail employs over 250 correctional officers alongside another 25 administrative personnel.

The Pennington County Jail has a $32 million annual operating budget.

Pennington County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Pennington County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Capacity 587
Address 307 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD, 57701
Phone 605-394-6116
City Rapid City
Postal Code 57701
State South Dakota
County Pennington County
Official Website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

When an inmate is in the Pennington County Jail, you can send them letters. These letters cannot contain many things.

Keep in mind if you start having too many infractions while sending an inmate's mail, you may lose the privilege of sending them letters in the future. You will want to refrain from sending anything that is NOT allowed or permitted in the Pennington County Jail.

Sending Money

All money orders must be sent using the United States Postal Service. Any money orders that is sent using other carriers will not be accepted.

Please have the inmate’s name and their identification number on the money order as well.

Please do not bring the money order to the facility. ALL funds will ONLY be accepted through the United States Postal Service.

Phone calls

Inmates will have two options when they decide to call home. They can either use the standard collect calls or they can go through Global Tel Link and choose a plan from them.

The options will each have their pros and cons.


If you would like to visit an inmate in the Pennington County Jail, you will need to create a visitor account first.

When you create a visitor's account, you will be prompted to complete the application. You will need to wait until the application is approved.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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