Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Welcome to Minnehaha County jail communications web page. The Minnehaha County Jail partners with NCIC Inmate Communications to provide inmate telephone service, video visitation and inmate messaging. Friends and family members set up an account with NCIC, in order to use these services. In order to set up and fund a pre-paid account, friends and family can call 1-800-943-2189 or visit www.ncic.com. Please see the PDF linked below, for more information regarding NCIC Inmate Communications.
The Minnehaha County Jail procedures allow visitors two options:
1. Utilizing our lobby video visitation (at no cost to the inmate or visitor).
2. Visit from your home/office or other location using our web based system ($ .30 per minute cost to the visitor) easily accessed at www.ncic.com.
The information on this page will assist visitors, inmates and staff to operate visitation in a smooth and efficient manner. The number of visitors an inmate may receive and the length of visits may be limited only by the facility's schedule and space or when there are substantial reasons to justify such limitations. Inmates will not be denied access to visits with persons of their choice except when the Warden or designee can present clear and convincing evidence that such visitation jeopardizes the safety and security of the facility or the visitors or enforcement of a protection order or court order.
NCIC utilizes a facial recognition feature for our visitation. To have the best results possible, both the inmate and visitor must have both eyes, nose and mouth visible to their camera at all times during their visit. Both parties must also keep their camera stationary as best as possible in order for this feature to work properly.
Inmates on disciplinary status will not be allowed non-professional visits. They will be allowed to continue attorney, clergy and other professional visitation.
***WARNING: VISITATIONS MAY BE MONITORED AND RECORDED***
In order to visit, in the lobby with an inmate housed at the Minnehaha County Jail, you must provide a government issued identification. Acceptable forms of identification are:
A) Drivers License from any State.
B) Valid Passport
C) Valid State or County issued ID and birth certificate if ID does not bear a date of birth.
D) Military ID card with photo and date of birth.
Other than these types of identification, admittance into the jail visitation lobby is at the discretion of the shift supervisor.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany persons under the age of 18 who wish to visit an inmate. If you have any questions, contact the Jail Command Staff.
Visitors may be denied admittance to the visitation area if their clothing is deemed to be inappropriate. Visitors must dress in an appropriate manner. Apparel such as but not limited: halter tops, tube tops, low cut blouses, low cut dresses, swim suits, see-through or revealing clothing for teenage and adults will not be permitted. You may be denied to visit for failing to follow this guideline. The only personal property allowed into the visitation area is keys, identification and cell phones. Please leave purses, backpacks and other items at your home or in your locked vehicle.
ALL LOBBY VISITS MUST BE SCHEDULED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. There is no visitation in the lobby on Monday or Friday. The Jail Lobby visitation schedule is as follows:
|Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday||7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
ALL WEB VISITS MUST BE SCHEDULED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. The jail visitation schedule, via the web, outside the jail lobby is as follows:
|Sunday - Saturday||7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
ATTENTION ALL JAIL LOBBY VISITORS
Due to increasing demand on the jail visiting system the following change is being made: Each person will be allowed to visit an inmate only once per day. After you have completed visiting an inmate you may not visit that person again until that person's next scheduled visiting day. You may visit another inmate but you will need to return to the visiting line and wait your turn.
Visits will last 30 minutes, unless approved by the Jail Supervisor.
The number of visitors an inmate may receive and the length of visit may be limited only by the facility's schedule, space and personnel constraints or when there are substantial reasons to justify such limitations. Visitation will not exceed 60 minutes in length.
Once in the visitation booth, you will need to sign in. Do not pick up the handset until you see the inmate you wish to visit. By picking up the handset you are starting the timer. Also if you hang up the handset prior to the completion of your visit the visit will automatically terminate after 5 seconds. If you are more than 10 minutes late to the scheduled start time, the visit is automatically terminated and you will need to reschedule. Please plan your visit accordingly to make sure you have adequate time to complete your visit.
Please do not touch or try to adjust any of the visitation equipment other than the handset. If you need any assistance with adjustments please contact the front desk officer.
Visitors are expected to be orderly and respectful to staff, inmates and other visitors. Please refrain from using obscene gestures and language. Lewd conduct is prohibited and may be prosecuted. The use of cell phones and taking pictures during the visit is also prohibited. Visitation privileges will be terminated if any of the rules are violated.
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Minnehaha County Commission Office
415 N. Dakota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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