Aurora Plains Academy

Aurora Plains Academy Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: September 6, 2022
South Dakota
Postal Code
Aurora County
Phone Number
1400 County Road 10, Plankinton, SD, 57368-2033
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The South Dakota Department of Corrections oversees and operates the Aurora Plains Academy. This facility became a three-unit system.

Plankinton began taking in inmates in May 1982. In 2000 the Aurora Plains Academy became an all-female facility. The Aurora Plains Academy was added to the facility adding an additional 66 male inmates.

Four of these housing units are named after South Dakota DC correction officer in his memory. This facility has 8 housing units with 2 being special units with levels to operate security difficulty. This facility is home to 66 inmates.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

When an inmate is brought into the Aurora Plains Academy, they will only be able to actively communicate with you using letters. Letters are a way to always stay in touch and are much cheaper than using the telephone.

Letters can be sent daily, if you want. However, always plan for the letters to take an extra couple of days longer as the facility will thoroughly check them before being sent out on the mail cart to the inmates.

You should always have a return address on every letter you send, even if you send it in the same batch of letters.

Sending Money

Most family and friends will send money to an inmate using the popular wire transfer services like MoneyGram or Western Union.

Yes, they must pay a service fee, but the inmate’s get the funds within a business day, so they can use it either for their phone account or for the commissary.

Phone calls

Phone calls from the Aurora Plains Academy are only allowed to be 15-minutes in length. These calls will happen during the daytime hours as well. You will need to be approved for the inmate phone list as well.


Visitation will happen on certain days during certain times. You will need to have your application for visitation approved before you can visit.

Visiting Hours

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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