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Updated on: September 9, 2022
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STAR Academy for Youth


12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

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The STAR Academy for Youth used to serve as a sexually transmitted disease hospital and a German prisoner war camp before it was ultimately converted to the prison it is today. The STAR Academy for Youth offers literacy courses to help the inmates learn skills to help them reenter society successfully. The facility houses males and there are two males per cell.

STAR Academy for Youth — General Information

Facility Name STAR Academy for Youth
Facility Type State Prison
Authority South Dakota Department of Corrections
Address 12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730
Phone 605-673-2521
City Custer
Postal Code 57730
State South Dakota
County Custer County
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Call 605-673-2521 to inquire about an inmate. Have the inmate’s name and date of birth ready to help facilitate the search. You can also search online through the South Dakota Corrections website.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates at the STAR Academy for Youth can receive mail, and it is usually helpful to their rehabilitation. To send mail to an inmate, include their name, South Dakota DOC number and housing assignment on the address. It should look like this:

STAR Academy for Youth
Inmate’s name, number and housing assignment (if known)
12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

Remember that all mail will be screened and read by jail staff, and you should not send anything sexually provocative or with violent images. Send letters and postcards.

Sending Money

You can send money to an inmate at the STAR Academy for Youth for use on a commissary account or to purchase prepaid phone minutes by signing up online here.

Phone calls

Inmates at the STAR Academy for Youth cannot receive phone calls, but they can call out by using a prepaid phone account. The phones in the common areas are available for use by inmates. As long as an inmate as money in his phone account, he can make phone calls.


Visitation hours at the STAR Academy for Youth can vary depending on an inmate's security level. All inmates can receive visitors, it just might be different for how many visitors and how long a visit can last.

Inmate visitors need to submit a form to request a visit. You can request a form at the STAR Academy for Youth. You will need to pass a background check, which can take as long as 8 weeks, so you should request a visit as soon as possible so the paperwork can get started.

If you are preapproved and the inmate has no restrictions, you will also be able to visit on major holidays. You should plan the visit ahead of time.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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