Union County SD Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: February 23, 2020
209 E Main St, Elk Point, SD 57025-2327

Union Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Reliance Telephone System, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Union County SD Jail

You can support your loved ones at Union Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 605-356-2679.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Union County SD Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Union Co Jail is a detention center located at 209 E Main St Elk Point, SD which is operated locally by the Union County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Union County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Elk Point Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for South Dakota here.

Union County Jail was built and moved into in August of 1999. The jail has 40 beds and an additional 12 beds used for work release. The jail also houses prisoners for Federal Marshalls and INS and other surrounding counties, as needed.

Money Requests - All monies (including money dropped off at the time of visitation) will be placed on the inmate’s account. Inmates wishing to withdraw money from their account must fill out a request form. Money orders and correctional institution checks will be endorsed over to the Union County Jail. All inmate funds will be deposited in the Jail account. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME. At the time of release, any remaining money in the inmate’s account will be refunded by check.

Property - Property delivered to inmates will be accepted at any time. Approved inmate property will be handed out after visits or when jail staff is available to do so. Only the items listed below are allowed in the Union County Jail. All items must be brand new, and in the original package. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • *Underwear (6 max, white or solid colors only, must be new in package)
  • *T-shirts (6 max, white, cream or light gray only, crew neck, must be new in package
  • *Socks (6 max, white only, must be new in package)(gray toe/heel okay)
  • *Thermal Underwear (white or cream color only)
  • *Writing Paper (NO wire-bound notebooks)
  • *Clear Plastic Pens (any color okay) (NO PENCILS OR MARKERS OF ANY KIND)
  • *Envelopes (no metal clasps)
  • *Photographs (no nudes-must have all private areas covered)
  • *Shampoo, Body Wash, Face Wash (clear bottle, liquid only)
  • *Conditioner (will be dispensed by jail staff in Dixie Cup)
  • *Hair ties (no metal allowed)
  • *Deodorant (completely clear)
  • *Toothpaste (will be dispensed by jail staff in Dixie Cup)-Over the counter Tylenol, Ibuprofen, antacids, allergy meds (Claritin or Zyrtec only)(to be dispensed by jail staff). NO PM MEDS ALLOWED.
  • *Paperback books
  • *Puzzles, Games (but must be donated to jail)
  • *Stamps
  • *Money (Cash or Money Order ONLY)
  • *Magazines will not be accepted unless directly from the publisher through the mail.

Phone calls - Union County Jail utilizes Reliance Telephone for inmate calls. You can purchase phone cards by going to reliancetelephone.com or Inmates can purchase $10.00 and $20.00 phone cards in the jail out of their inmate bank. Short messages can be left for inmates by calling (605) 356-9489.

All inmates sentenced to the Union County Jail will be charged $10 per day for room and board. This fee will be deducted daily from the inmate's account. "A prisoner confined to any jail while serving a sentence is liable for the cost of the prisoner's confinement including room and board charges, medical, dental, optometric and psychiatric service charges, vocational education training, and chemical dependency treatment charges. If after considering the prisoner's net income, net worth, the number of dependants and any existing obligations the Judge who sentenced the prisoner to jail determines that the prisoner is unable to pay, the Judge may waive all or part of the payment for the cost of the inmate's confinement."

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in South Dakota. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Union County SD Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Union County SD Jail - Visitation

The Union County Jail allows and encourages inmates to maintain contact with family, and friends through visits allowed through the visitation schedule. Visits are scheduled through jail staff and must be scheduled a minimum, of 24 hours in advance by calling (605) 356-9498.

Visiting times are as follows:

  • Monday 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Each inmate will have one (1), thirty-minute visit per week. There are two slots available during each specified time. Visitors who have not made appointments will not be allowed to visit. If a visitor fails to show up for a scheduled visit they will not be allowed to reschedule the visit for the same week. Visitors who show up late will only be allowed to visit for the time remaining during their time slot. Any disruptions by either party during the visit will result in termination of the visit. Any visit may be denied if:

  • The inmate or visitor is disruptive or dangerous
  • The visitor appears to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • The visitor refuses to show or does not provide identification
  • The visitor refuses to submit to property security precautions
  • Any contraband is detected on the visitor
  • The Sheriff or Chief Jailer denies the visit for security reasons
  • Visitor is dressed inappropriately

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