Reporting to Jail

Reporting to Jail

Do you have a Court Ordered Commitment requiring you to serve jail time? 

Here is what you need to know and do.

If the Court has ordered you to serve jail time, report to the Pennington County Jail on the date and time that is on your order.

You will not be allowed to bring in any personal items or property inside the jail unless it is on the approved property list. All personal items and property will be inventoried during intake, properly labeled and secured. Any excess property will have to be picked up or will be mailed out at the inmate's expense.

Below is a list of authorized property by classification.     

General Population/High Observation:

  • Dentures/plastic denture case • Any legal documents • Prescription glasses only, no sunglasses • Prescription contacts/case  • Medical Alert bracelet • Prosthetics as determined by jail medical staff • Plain wedding band only (no stones in rings) must be worn on left hand ring finger • 3 books • 3 magazines • 25 photos (no polaroid’s or photos with inappropriate content ex. nudity, pornography) • 1 Bible • Canteen purchased items

 Minimum Security:

  • 1 Bible,  • 1 rosary • Wedding band, (no stones in rings) must be worn on left hand ring finger • Watch (no smart watches allowed) • 1 Pair shoes • 1 Electric razor with cord • Legal paperwork  • 1 Electric hair/beard trimmer  • Photo Album, No Polaroids (not to exceed 25 photos) • 3 books • 3 magazines • 3 Newspapers  • Canteen purchased items  • Studs only for pierced body parts  • Facility issued items  • Dentures/plastic denture case • Prescription glasses only, no sunglasses • Prescription contacts/case  • Medical Alert bracelet • Prosthetics as determined by jail medical staff

 Minimum Security Locker-Room Allowable Property:

  • 3 Pairs of footwear (shoes, boots etc.) • 1 pair of gloves • 7 changes pants • 7 changes shirts • Winter clothing (jacket, hat, bibs, etc.) • 2 pair of sunglasses/Safety Glasses • 1 pair of glasses (readers) • 2 Paris of Shorts/Jogger/Sweatpants • 3 sweatshirts • 2 caps/hats • 1 container for coin/currency • 1 wallet/purse • 1 Belt (work) • 1 Belt (non-work) * These items are not allowed in the housing units unless they are being laundered and are to be returned to lockers when clean. Minimum Security Entrance Sally Port Lockers • 1 Cell phone with charging cord (upon signed agreement from programs) • Tobacco (must fit within locker) • Lighter/Matches *Top of Lockers are not to be used as a storage location. All property must be kept in the footlocker.  Nothing will be allowed on the floor.  Food items other than canteen cannot be stored.

Prescription medications will be the only item that the public can drop off at the Law Enforcement Center for inmates.  If you have a special need to bring in an item not listed above, you must obtain prior approval from Jail Administration. Any attempts to introduce contraband to the Pennington County Jail will be referred to Law Enforcement for prosecution.

All inmates will be issued jail uniforms, boxers or underwear, linens, bath towels, a personal hygiene kit.Those who have been authorized by the court for Work Release (Huber) or Sentence to Serve, or other approved release activities should contact the Program Coordinator Travis Black prior to your check-in date to make the appropriate arrangements.

New Direct Phone Numbers

The New Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate releated questions.

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082