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Brown County Jail

Mark Milbrandt - Brown County Sheriff
Craig Nelson – Jail Administrator
Nate Smith – Jail Deputy
Keith Baker – Jail Deputy
    Brown County Jail
    22 Court St Suite 1
    Aberdeen, SD  57401

  • Phone: (605) 626-7101
  • Fax: (605) 626-4015
  • Email
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days a week


Saturday's and Sunday’s from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm both days.  You can reserve a visit by calling Monday through Friday.

Allowed Items

No clothing or commissary items will be allowed to be brought to inmates housed at the Brown County Jail.  Inmates that are housed at the Brown County Jail will be allowed to either bring in or have brought in the following items once.  5 pairs of underwear, 5 pairs of ankle socks and 3 wireless bras.

No packages will be accepted unless the inmate has received prior approval by the Jail Administrator.


To mail a letter to an inmate send it to the Brown County Jail and the post office will deliver it.  Any person mailing contraband to an inmate will be prosecuted.  All mail, newspapers or approved magazines must be delivered by the US Post Office.  We do not accept mail delivered by hand.  The address is; 22 Court St. Suite 1 Aberdeen, SD 57401

Work Release

If an inmate has work release they will be charged $15.00 a day every day they go out to work.  For out of county or state sentences the cost is $50.00 a day for everyday they are housed in the Brown County Jail.  There is a one-time fee of $10.00 for a urinalysis sample which must be done before anyone is allowed to go out to work. Work Release Form.

Trustee Program

There is some trustee work available to those prisoners who are sentenced; who get used and where is at the discretion of the Sheriff.

24/7 Program

Anyone on the 24/7 program PBT’s are at the 24/7 site which is located at 1019 1st Ave SE on the West side of the Boys and Girls club.  The phone number is 626-7104.