- Department Name
- South Carolina Department of Corrections
- Official Website
- Currently Incarcerated Inmates
- PO Box 21787 4444 Broad River Road Columbia SC 29210
- Phone Number
Types of Correctional Facilities in South Carolina
If someone you love or know is serving a sentence in a South Carolina prison, they will be overseen by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Using a centralized inmate database, you can easily search for an inmate.
Keep in mind that not all offenders will be in prison. If an offender is serving a sentence in county jails, police jails, or city jails, you will not find them on the DOC website. You will need to visit their respective sites.
Below, you will find information about the South Carolina Department of Corrections, find out how to search for an inmate, and stay connected.
South Carolina DOC Mission
You will find that all state prisons have their own mission. The mission of the South Carolina DOC is to protect the citizens by confining offenders in controlled facilities. They also provide rehabilitative and self-improvement opportunities to prepare inmates to reintegrate into society.
How to Search for an Inmate
In order for you to stay in contact with an inmate or send money, you will need to do a quick inmate search.
Then, click on search for incarcerated inmate to begin your search. Fill in as much information as you can about the inmate to complete a search.
Once you have found the offender, you will want to write down their SCDC ID number, and the facility where they are located for future information.
How to Stay in Contact with an Inmate
Staying in contact with an inmate is key to their success and rehabilitation. You can keep in contact in several different ways.
Phone: Inmates are allowed to make collect phone calls to landline phones. If you have a cell, you will need to get a prepaid account with Connect Network for them to call you.
Electronic Messaging: Now you can send electronic messages to inmates if you need to get an urgent message to them. You can use Connect Network for this service as well.
Visitation: If you wish to visit an inmate, you will need to call 803-896-1838 and press 1 to speak with someone about a visitor application.
Mail: To send mail to an inmate, you will need to address it to the facility where the inmate is located. Put the inmates first and last name as well as their ID number.
How to Send Money
Family and friends are able to make deposits into an inmate’s Cooper Trust Fund account. To do this, you will need to register with JPay to send money online.
You can also send in a money order, but you will need a deposit slip from JPay and send all money order to JPay at P.O. Box 260177, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026.
All rules, regulations, and procedures are there to keep inmates, workers and visitors safe. Keep this in mind as you go through the motions to communicate with a loved one.
Correctional Facilities in South CarolinaThere are 207 jails and prisons in state South Carolina
Yemassee City Jail
101 Town Circle PO Box 577, Yemassee, SC, 29945
Woodruff City Jail
751 East Georgia Road, Woodruff, SC, 29388
Williston City Jail
301 W Main Street, Williston, SC, 29853
Whitmire City Jail
210 Main Street, Whitmire, SC, 29178
Wellford City Jail
127 Syphrit Road, Wellford, SC, 29385
Ware Shoals City Jail
201 McLane Avenue, Ware Shoals, SC, 29692
Walterboro City Jail
242 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC, 29488
Walhalla City Jail
101 E Main Street, Walhalla, SC, 29691
Wagener City Jail
111 Railroad Ave W, Wagener, SC, 29164
Varnville City Jail
95 E Palmetto Avenue, Varnville, SC, 29944
Travelers Rest City Jail
6711 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC, 29690
Timmonsville City Jail
117 E Main, Timmonsville, SC, 29161
Tega Cay City Jail
4 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay, SC, 29708
Swansea City Jail
320 West Third Street, Swansea, SC, 29160
Sumter City Jail
107 E Hampton Avenue, Sumter, SC, 29150
Summerton City Jail
2 S Cantey Street, Summerton, SC, 29148
Sullivans Island City Jail
1610 Middle Street, Sullivans Island, SC, 29482
St George City Jail
601 South Parler Avenue, St George, SC, 29477
Spartanburg City Jail
800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC, 29303
Society Hill City Jail
280 Main Street, Society Hill, SC, 29593