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South Dakota Department of Health

Adult Prison System

Sioux Falls - South Dakota State Penitentiary (males)

Jameson Annex is a high security area as well as the admitting unit for all adult males who are incarcerated.  This is where the medical record is generated, physicals, mental health evaluations, dental evaluations are completed here.  A-Unit has a specialized mental health section as well as disciplinary sections.  B and D Units are located in this building.  All new inmates live on B Unit until their orientation to prison has been completed. The infirmary and Comfort Care room are also located in Jameson. 

Unit C is a separate building in which the trusty inmates are housed. 

Hill houses maximum security and medium security inmates. 

The clinical supervisor is responsible for day-to-day operations of the clinic. A clinical coordinator and charge nurses direct daily work assignments in the clinics and on the units. 

Springfield - Mike Durfee State Prison (males)

Mike Durfee State Prison is a medium security prison. The Health Services Building is staffed with nursing staff 24 hours a day and include the medical clinic, dental clinic, an infirmary and a comfort care room for terminally ill inmates.

The clinical supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of this clinic as well as those at the male minimum security unit in Yankton.  A clinical coordinator and charge nurse direct daily work assignments at the units. 

Pierre - South Dakota Women’s Prison (females)

The Women's Prison houses both high and medium security inmates. It is also the admissions unit for all adult females where the medical record is generated and physicals, mental health evaluations, and dental evaluations are completed. It includes a separate H Unit, located in another building, which houses Intensive Methamphetamine Program inmates. Inmates who are pregnant when incarcerated receive care from an OB/GYN specialist. 

The Correctional Health clinical supervisor is responsible for the day- to-day operations.  A charge nurse directs daily work assignments. 

Rapid City Minimum Unit

The Rapid City Minimum Unit is a minimum security male facility under the direction of the Mike Durfee State Prison. On a daily basis, inmates work on community service projects or are on work release status. Medical is staffed Monday through Friday.

Yankton Minimum Unit

The Yankton Minimum Unit is a minimum security male facility under the direction of the Mike Durfee State Prison. On a daily basis, inmates work for support services for the Human Services Center, community service projects, and work release. Medical is staffed Monday through Friday.

 

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