Warrants and Jail Links
- New and improved Most Wanted List~~4/16/13
- The Day County Sheriff's Office welcomes new dispatcher Courtney Tedder!
- On June 13 and 14, 2012, dispatchers--Megan Houser, Mandy Bartelt and Jody McGrath--completed the NCIC, NLETS, and SDLETS 911 Training Course in Pierre. All three passed with 100%! Good job ladies!!
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The Day County Detention Center and Jail is managed by the Day County Sheriff. Inmates are required to obey all rules and regulations at all times. The jailor on duty will enforce these rules and will answer any questions inmates or their family has concerning the jail. Any questions that the jail staff is unable to answer will be put to the sheriff during office hours (M-F 8am-5pm, excluding holidays).
Items Allowed in Cell Area:
Personal Care Items (basic toiletries only)
Books, Magazines, and Newspapers (no x-rated materials)
Personal Undergarments and Socks
Towels and Bedding (will be provided by jail staff)
Phone Cards (must be bought at jail--$10.00)
NO GUM, CANDY, SODA, OR OUTSIDE SNACKS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE CELL AREA.
NO TOBACCO PRODUCTS, MATCHES, OR LIGHTERS ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE CELL AREA.
NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES (CELL PHONES, GAMES, COMPUTERS, ETC) ARE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE CELL AREA.
Inmates have the option to purchase phone cards from the jail staff for $10 a card. These phone cards are provided by the company that runs the phone system in the cell areas. Outside phone cards will not work. If the phones are not working, inform the jail staff and they will submit a work order to the phone company. The jail staff has no control over when the phone system will be fixed.
Phone calls from Attorneys and Clergy are allowed at anytime. These calls will be accepted on the main phone line and transferred back to the inmate. Attorneys and Clergy may be asked to submit their credentials in person at the Sheriff's Office before they can call or visit.
Phone calls to Inmates from family members will only be transferred back at the discretion of the jailor on call. If the jailor is busy or the inmate has already received a call that day, the jailor will not put the call through. No phone calls will be transferred back on weekends, holidays, or during meal times.
The Day County Detention Center will allow inmates who are respecting the rules and regulations access to the Dayroom during reasonable hours. Inmates are encouraged to use this area to walk, stretch, and visit with other inmates in their wing.
Outside recreation will be allowed, weather permitting, at the discretion of the jail staff. For outside recreation to be allowed a law enforcement officer must be present the entire time at the jail. Due to the increased need for law enforcement officers in the field on weekends and holidays, outside recreation is usually not possible on those days. The jail staff will attempt to allow outside recreation throughout the week during normal business hours.
Lockdown and Isolation:
Due to nature of the Day County Detention Center and Jail, it is sometimes necessary to remove inmates from the general population to protect themselves and the other inmates. It is also sometimes necessary to remove inmates due to behavioral issues. The jail staff will use their discretion when accessing a situation that might require an inmates isolation or a wing being put on lockdown. The amount of time that the isolation or lockdown will be in effect is dependent on the cause of the lockdown or isolation. The jail staff will attempt to inform inmates of the consequences of any behavior problems in an attempt to have the inmate modify their behavior. Sometimes warnings are not possible and lockdown or isolation will be immediate.