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Mike Durfee State Prison


1412 Wood St.
Spring Field, SD 57062
Fax: 605-369-2813
Last Updated: September 13, 2016


About Mike Durfee State Prison

Brief Summary: Our Mission
To protect the citizens of South Dakota by providing safe and secure facilities for juvenile and adult offenders committed to our custody by the courts, to provide effective community supervision to offenders upon their release and to utilize evidence-based practices to maximize opportunities for rehabilitation.

About Us: The Mike Durfee State Prison is located on the campus of the former University of South Dakota at Springfield. The 1984 Legislature closed USD/S and authorized the Board of Charities and Corrections to establish the correctional facility. Springfield State Prison opened in December of 1984 when the female inmates from the Women's Correctional Facility in Yankton were transferred to the new institution. Male inmates began transferring to the institution in January 1985.

The institution remained co-ed with both males and females located on the same campus for several years. With the opening of the Herm Solem Public Safety Center in Pierre in November 1997, the women were transferred to the South Dakota Women's Prison within the Solem Public Safety Center, and the Springfield State Prison became an all-male institution for the first time. On September 10, 1999 the prison was renamed in honor of Mike Durfee, Deputy Director of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

Employee Benefits: 3 weeks paid vacation per year
10 paid holiday per hear
120 hours paid military leave per year
Health Insurance paid for by the state
8% Retirement match with the South Dakota State Retirement System

Company Overview: Most inmates at MDSP are Low Medium custody inmates. There is also a disciplinary segregation unit at MDSP. The prison is home to many programs, including Literacy, Adult Basic Education and GED classes. Vocational Education classes in Welding, Machine Tool, Auto Body, Landscape/Horticulture and Auto Mechanics are also offered. Treatment programs are available for chemical dependents and sex offenders. Many of the inmate work programs are based at the Durfee State Prison.

Mike Durfee State Prison, Springfield, SD
Salary $15.50 per hour $16.50 weekends
Work in uniform providing security for inmates and facilities. 

  • All necessary training provided. 
  • Uniforms provided. 
  • Seeking both male and female applicants. 
  • Regular raises. Full state benefit and retirement program.
  • Extensive background check and drug screening required. 

To inquire call (605)369-4227. 

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