Youth Challenge Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: April 23, 2020
Youth Challenge Center

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Youth Challenge Center is a South Dakota state prison in Custer. These male inmates come from all sorts of security levels.

The main mission of the Youth Challenge Center is to provide an environment where inmates can be accountable for their actions (past and present) through improvement and self-development.

The Youth Challenge Center offers its inmates a wide variety of work assignments and vocational programs. These programs and assignments were created to help inmates not re-offend once they are released from the facility.

Inmates in the Youth Challenge Center will also have the chance to earn a GED through the basic adult education courses.

The Youth Challenge Center is the facility that maintains the surrounding areas with their community service crew that is made up of inmates from the facility.

While at the same time the Youth Challenge Center also offers parenting classes, anger management classes among some vocational courses that include the following:

  • Carpentry

  • HVAC

  • Auto Repair

  • Drywall

  • Computer Repair

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

Custer - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Youth Challenge Center

  • Facility Type

    State Prison

  • Address

    12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

  • Phone


  • City


  • Postal Code


  • State

    South Dakota

  • Country

    Custer County

  • Official Website


  • Facility Name

    Youth Challenge Center

  • Facility Type

    State Prison

  • Address

    12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

  • Phone


  • Country

    Custer County

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When it comes to finding an inmate in the Youth Challenge Center, you will be happy to know that they have an inmate database available online for you to search through.

This inmate database is available on the South Dakota Department of Corrections official website.

You can search for an inmate using the following pieces of identifying information:

  • CDCR Number

  • Inmate’s Full Name

You will want to keep in mind that this database includes all the South Dakota state facilities. This is not a database just for the Youth Challenge Center.

Send a Mail/Package

While an inmate is serving out their sentence in the Youth Challenge Center, they can send and receive letters from their loved ones on the outside.

When sending a letter to the Youth Challenge Center, you will need to know what facility they are in to ensure your letter is received by the inmate.

Once you know what facility they are in you can send the letters to the following address:

Youth Challenge Center

Inmate Name & Number

12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

Sending Money

The Youth Challenge Center will accept money being sent to them from three different methods. These methods are the following:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer

  • Lock Box

  • Mail a Money Order or a Check

If an inmate needs funds within the next few days, it is best to use the electronic funds transfer. However, you will be paying a service fee, but the inmate will receive the funds within 1-3 business days.

If you opt-in to use the lockbox or mailing methods, there is no fee to use them, but they will take longer than the electronic funds transfer.

Phone Calls

The Youth Challenge Center is big on keeping communication lines open between the inmates and their family. Inmates will have the chance to contact their family members.

Inmates will be able to make 15-minute phone calls home. This phone calls home will be monitored by prison staff to ensure the safety for everyone involved.

These phone calls will be at the inmate or the family’s expense, so inmates will need money in their commissary accounts.

Visitation Rules

The Youth Challenge Center allows inmates to have visitors. If you would like to visit an inmate, while they are in the Youth Challenge Center, you will first need to read the following visitor guidelines.

Once you have read the guidelines, you can then set up an appointment to visit an inmate using the system. You will be required to have a visit scheduled in order to come to the facility.

Please keep in mind that all juveniles (children under the age of 18) must always be accompanied by an adult while they are in the Youth Challenge Center.


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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