Brookings County Detention Center

Sheriffs Office

Proposed Detention Center Expansion

To view the presentation from the September 26, 2017 County Commission meeting, click the link below:
 Detention Center Study (BKV Group)

To view the presentation from the May 1, 2018 County Commission meeting, click the link below:
05-01-2018 County Board Presentation

Inmate Population

The Brookings County Detention Center provides a secure holding facility for persons legally confined in Brookings County, including pre-trial, pre-sentence, and sentenced adult male and female offenders. The Brookings County Detention Center houses inmates of all security levels. The Brookings County Detention Center is a 54 bed facility that has a daily average population of 35.

Current Inmate List

Current Inmates
(updated every 15 minutes)

The Current Inmate list that was shown on this website during the period of 07/06/18 to 07/08/18 showed Keith Jensen, as an inmate at the Detention Center with a charge of 22-14-6 Possession of a Controlled Weapon. This charge was entered in error and should have been entered as 16-15-6 Contempt. The charge information has been corrected in the computer records.

Visitation Hours


  • Family only: Tuesdays 6 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Family and one friend: Saturdays 6 - 9:30 p.m.


  • Family only: Wednesdays 6 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Family and one friend: Sundays 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Inmates shall be limited to family and one friend. Family may visit at any visitation time, while the friend is limited to Saturday & Sunday evenings.

Family members include:
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Children (over 18 years old)
  • Children under 18 with immediate family
  • Foster parents
  • Grandparents
  • Legal guardians
  • Brothers and sisters in-law
  • Step siblings living in same household
Friends include:

  • Aunts and uncles
  • Boy / girlfriends
  • Cousins
  • Fiancés
  • Mothers of children (if not married)

Leaving a Message for an Inmate

For a detained friend or relative in the Brookings County Detention Center dial 605-697-6344. Leave your name, inmate name, call back telephone number and brief message. Inmates have access to messages during normal phone access time periods.


Many services and programs are provided for the inmates. These services include:
  • 24/7 Medical Services
  • Food Services
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Clergy Visits
  • Attorney Visits


Programs include:
  • AA meetings
  • Mental health and drug counseling
  • Work and school release
  • Church Service
  • Bible Study
  • Peace Education Program
  • Recreation
  • 24/7 Sobriety Program