STAR Academy for Youth

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Updated on: May 31, 2020

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Location 12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730
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There are three dormitory style housing units at the STAR Academy for Youth. Several programs are offered at the STAR Academy for Youth to help inmate’s learn skills. They work in the prison’s kitchen, the laundry house, and perform janitorial duties. Some even participate in vocational training offered through South Dakota Community College.

STAR Academy for Youth — General Information

Facility Name STAR Academy for Youth
Facility Type State Prison
Address 12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730
Facility Type Juvenile
City Custer
Postal Code 57730
State South Dakota
County Custer County
Official Website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

While mail will be read and checked over by STAR Academy for Youth personnel, inmates can receive and send mail.

Make sure you include the inmate’s prison ID number, otherwise known as the OPUS number. You should send your mail like this:

Offender Name and OPUS Number
Prison Name
Prison Street Address or Post Office Box number
City, State and zip code of the prison location

Sending Money

There are a few ways to send money to an inmate. You can send money electronically, by telephone, or even by walking in to the STAR Academy for Youth. You can also send a money order.

Send the money order to:

STAR Academy for Youth
12279 Brady Drive, Custer, SD, 57730

Phone calls

While inmates at the STAR Academy for Youth cannot receive calls, you can set up an account with AdvancePay to prepay for the inmate to make phone calls to you. You will place money on your phone number, which will then pay for the phone call from the inmate. You can find instructions here.

You can set up funds a few different ways. You can go online here and create prepaid telephone account, add more funds to an existing account, or check an account balance.

If you need assistance, you can always call 605-673-2521. You can add money via the phone or just ask for general assistance if you need it.


For inmates in the regular population, you do not need to plan a visit ahead of time.

You can get there a half hour early to begin the registration process.

For other inmates, call 605-673-2521 to arrange for a visit with an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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