Youth Challenge Center

Youth Challenge Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: October 25, 2022
South Dakota
Postal Code
Custer County
Phone Number
12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730
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About Youth Challenge Center

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The South Dakota Department of Corrections oversees and operates the Youth Challenge Center. This facility became a three-unit system.

Custer began taking in inmates in May 1982. In 2000 the Youth Challenge Center became an all-female facility. [if %capacity%]The Youth Challenge Center was added to the facility adding an additional %capacity% male inmates. [/if %capacity%]

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.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

When an inmate is brought into the Youth Challenge Center, 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 Youth Challenge Center 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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