South Dakota Jail Records Search

Perform a free South Dakota public jail records search, including lookups, bookings, lists, rosters, dockets, registries, and logs.


Beadle County Correction Center Website Employee Directory, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Beadle County Correction Center main page, including visitation rules and visiting hours. Search Records


Bennett County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Court Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Bennett County Sheriff home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Brookings County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Warrant Search View Brookings County Sheriff's Office home page including jail information, media releases, warrant lists, programs, forms and contact information. Search Records

Brown County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Court Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Brown County Sheriff home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Brule County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Brule County Sheriff's Office county jail, including general information and visiting hours. Search Records

Clay County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Clay County Sheriff jail information, including visitation, fingerprinting, and tour information. Search Records

Codington County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Warrant Search View Codington County Sheriff's Office webpage, including alerts, neighborhood watch information, and a warrant list. Search Records

Davison County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Davison County Sheriff's Office jail information including contact information, staff, visitation hours and links to other services. Search Records

Fall River County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Fall River County Sheriff webpage, including a mission statement, contact information, and services. Search Records

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Criminal Records Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Lawrence County Sheriff's Department sex offender registry by county and name. Search Records

Meade County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Meade County Sheriff home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office county jail page for its mission statement, mailing address and contact information. Search Records

Oglala Lakota County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Oglala Lakota County Sheriff webpage, including responsibilities and contact information. Search Records

Pennington County Jail Inmate Search Criminal Records, Inmate Search, Jail Records Search Pennington County Jail inmate database by last name. Search Records

Pennington County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Pennington County Sheriff's Office webpage, including divisions, goals, crime tips, and employment opportunities. Search Records

South Dakota Department of Corrections Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search South Dakota Department of Corrections offender database by name, partial name or DNC number. Search Records

Turner County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Turner County Sheriff's Office jail information, including the Minnehaha County Jail and the Clay County Jail. Search Records

Union County Jail Website Employee Directory, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Union County Jail general information page, including chief jailer, address, telephone number, email, visitation, money request and property. Search Records

Yankton County Sheriff's Office Jail Division Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Yankton County Sheriff's Office Jail Division webpage, including visitation information. Search Records

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About Jail Records Search

What are Jail Records?

Jail Records are documents created by state and local law enforcement authorities whenever a person is arrested and taken into custody. Jail Records include important information about an individual's criminal history, including arrest logs, booking reports, and detentions in jail. These records are part of the individual's criminal record.

Jail Records are produced by local law enforcement agencies to track a person's criminal history. The police produce, maintain, and utilize Jail Records to protect the community. The record typically includes all arrests and prior criminal records, as well as mug shots and, in some cases, other court documents such as prior convictions. The information in a Jail Record may overlap with arrest records and police records.

There are a number of reasons to search for an individual's Jail Records. Looking for Jail Records can be an important part of performing a background check, which can provide employers and the public with information on the criminal history of potential employees or neighbors. Jail Records list the prior arrests and detentions for offenders. For example, a Jail Record can show if someone is a convicted sex offender or committed other serious felonies.

Police and the courts also rely on Jail Records to do their jobs. Police may search for a suspect's Jail Record to determine whether the person's prior criminal history relates to any current suspected offenses. Police may also use Jail Records to identify, locate, and capture repeat offenders. Courts may also rely on Jail Records when sentencing a convict, in order to take the individual's prior criminal history into account.

Jail Records are maintained by the local law enforcement agencies that produce the documents. If an individual is arrested multiple times, each of those arrests will be detailed in the Jail Record. Local police departments, sheriff's departments, and county jails follow their own procedures when producing Jail Records, so they may include different information. County jails, for example, may keep jail booking records, while police departments might focus on daily arrest logs.