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Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr
1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118

803-531-4139

The Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. 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 Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr is the facility that is accredited by South Carolina to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr is located at:
1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 803-531-4139.

The main reason that people call 803-531-4139 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 Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Calhoun County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Calhoun County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr has approximately 7240 bookings, with a daily average of 362 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 90.

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 Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. 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.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the South Carolina Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. 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.

How to Deposit Money Online for an inmate in Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr

Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr uses McDaniel Supply Company for their inmate commissary. 

McDaniel Supply operates the JailPackStore website so you can order online using a credit or debit card. They will send the money to your inmate at Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.

JailPackStore has a very cumbersome website that requires you to: 

1. register,
2. add a credit or debit card, and then
3. locate your inmate, before you can even deposit funds.

Maximum Deposit -  $300

Fee to Deposit Money using a credit or debit card - 

  • $3.95 to deposit $10.00 - 25.00
  • $6.95 to deposit $25.01 - 100.00
  • $8.95 to deposit $100.01 - 200.00
  • $10.95 to deposit $200.01 to 300.00

Any money that you deposit and don't immediately send will be held as a credit on your account for future disbursement or spend.

For full instructions on how to deposit money to your inmate online, what the fees are, and how to save money doing it this way, check out our inmate money page.


 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Calhoun County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Calhoun County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Calhoun County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Calhoun County South Carolina using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Calhoun County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr uses a video visitation service called iWebVisit.com.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Calhoun County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with iWebVisit.
  • Registering is free.
  • Next, select “Choose A Facility” and then select Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. This will become your “Default” facility each time you log in.
  • Next, Click “Schedule a Visit” and enter your inmate's name and inmate number.
  • Select either “Visit Now” or “Schedule Visit Later” and choose an available date and time.
  • After your visit payment is processed, you may begin visiting your inmate in Calhoun County at your scheduled time. 

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit of an inmate in Calhoun County?
Call iWebVisit support at 775-434-8748. They are available 7 Days a week (5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST)

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Calhoun County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Calhoun County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr follow these steps:

  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr uses McDaniel Supply Company for their inmate commissary.
  • McDaniel Supply operates the JailPackStore website so you can order online using a credit or debit card. They will ship your order directly to your inmate at Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.
  • JailPackStore has a very cumbersome website that requires you to:  1. register, 2. add a credit or debit card, and then 3. locate your inmate in Calhoun County before you can even see their commissary products, prices, additional fees, etc. 

NOTE: There will also be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Calhoun County at any one time.

For all information, tips and a list and photos of available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Calhoun County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Calhoun County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Cities and Towns in Calhoun County

Cameron, Creston, Enos, Fort Motte, Hammond Crossroads, Lone Star, Midway, Oak Grove, Riley, Saint Matthews, Sandy Run, Singleton, Staley Crossroads, Tina, Totness, Weeks Landing, Wertz Crossing, Wiles Crossroads

Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr

STATE COUNTY BEDS
South Carolina Calhoun 362


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118


EMAIL

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina?
There are 362 inmates in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina every year?
In 2021, a total of 7240 offenders were booked into the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.

How many people work at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina?
The Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr maintains a staff of approximately 90. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. South Carolina law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 803-531-4139 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a South Carolina prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr in South Carolina?
The Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr address and phone number is: 1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118. Their phone number is 803-531-4139. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr?
Call 803-531-4139 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr.

This facility, known as "Orangeburg-Calhoun Reg. Detention Ctr" is also known as Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center, Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center, South Carolina, Calhoun, Orangeburg County Detention Center.