Aurora Plains Academy Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: July 21, 2022
1400 County Road 10, Plankinton, SD, 57368-2033

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Aurora Plains Academy is the largest maximum-security prison in the state of South Dakota. 

In the Aurora Plains Academy was established on the banks of the Mississippi River. This maximum-security facility has 1,294,000 square feet and is made up of 155 buildings. There are five housing units, a receiving, orientation unit, a segregation unit as well as a health care unit within the Aurora Plains Academy. This facility sits on over 2,600 acres. Aurora Plains Academy is the parent facility for Plankinton Medium Security Unit as well as the Plankinton Reception and Classification Center. 

To confine adult male inmates in a safe, secure and humane manner; preserve and promote individual rights and responsibilities; as well as, ensure ultimate protection of society is Aurora Plains Academy’s goal. Programmed activities are offered for inmates housed within the institution in order to inherit this purpose. Offenders are given the opportunity to explore and participate in programs designed to help them in successful reintegration into society. ˜It is crucial that these activities be conducted within the realities of the security needs of a maximum-security correctional center.

The operational maximum capacity at the Aurora Plains Academy is 3,881 inmates. The average annual cost for each offender is $27,364. The population at the Aurora Plains Academy is 2,945 inmates.

The Aurora Plains Academy provides the following programs and services for the inmates to participate in:

  • Anger Management
  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Work Crews
  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
  • Leisure Time Activity
  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Religious Services
  • Sex Offender Program
  • Substance AbuseABE (Juvenile Basic Education)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • Special Education Services
  • Job Preparedness and Correspondence Classes
  • Vocational Training

These programs and services allow inmates to recover and improve themselves so when the time comes they may be released in better shape than when they first arrived at the prison. 

Inmates can also work in the following industries:

  • Meat Processing
  • Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies
  • Knit and Sewing
  • Waste Removal and Recycling

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Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Aurora Plains Academy
1400 County Road 10, Plankinton, SD, 57368-2033

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Jail Name Aurora Plains Academy
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: South Dakota Department of Corrections
State South Dakota
County Aurora County
Web Page website
Address 1400 County Road 10, Plankinton, SD, 57368-2033
City Plankinton
Zip 57368-2033
Phone 605-942-5437


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