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Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr

Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr
521 Gibson Road
PO Box 2019
Lexington, SC 29702

803-785-2743

The Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr is the main jail in Lexington County South Carolina. While the police in the cities and towns in Lexington County can arrest and detain offenders, the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr is the facility that is accredited by South Carolina to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr, located at:
521 Gibson Road
PO Box 2019
Lexington, SC 29702 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 803-785-2743.

The main reason that people call 803-785-2743 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 Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Lexington County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr has approximately 20200 bookings, with a daily average of 1010 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 252.

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 Lexington County Jail & 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.

For other jails in Lexington County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

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 Lexington 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 Lexington County Jail & 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 Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr

To communicate by text or email with an Lexington County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Lexington County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Lexington County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr follow these steps:

  • Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Lexington County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Lexington County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Lexington County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Lexington County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington 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 Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington County Jail & 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. 

Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr

STATE COUNTY BEDS
South Carolina Lexington 1,010


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

521 Gibson Road
PO Box 2019
Lexington, SC 29702


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
521 Gibson Road
PO Box 2019
Lexington, SC 29702


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr in South Carolina?
There are 1010 inmates in the Lexington County Jail & 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, Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr in South Carolina every year?
In 2021, a total of 20200 offenders were booked into the Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr.

How many people work at the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr in South Carolina?
The Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr maintains a staff of approximately 252. 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr in South Carolina have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr in South Carolina has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Lexington County Jail & 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 803-785-2743 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr in South Carolina?
The Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr address and phone number is: 521 Gibson Road
PO Box 2019
Lexington, SC 29702. Their phone number is 803-785-2743. 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr?
Call 803-785-2743 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Lexington County Jail & 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 Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr.

This facility, known as "Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr" is also known as Lexington County Detention & Judicial Services Bureau, Lexington County Sheriff's Office, Lexington County Jail & Detention Ctr, South Carolina, Lexington.