The Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr is the main jail in Calhoun County South Carolina. While the police in the cities and towns in Calhoun County can arrest and detain offenders, the Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr is the facility that is accredited by South Carolina to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.
The Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr is located at:
1725 Shivers Road
Columbia, SC 29212
It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 803.896.9440.
The main reason that people call 803.896.9440 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:
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Every year the Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr has approximately 400 bookings, with a daily average of 20 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 5.
Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high.
The Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact.
Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.
Go to this page for other jails in Calhoun County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.
Unlike the South Carolina Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Calhoun County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr.
Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.
This facility, known as "Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr" is also known as South Carolina Juvenile Detention Center, Department of Juvenile Justice, (serves all 46 SC counties, except Richland & Charleston), Calhoun County Juvenile Detention Ctr, South Carolina, Calhoun.