Pickens County Detention Center

Pickens County Detention Center Information

The Pickens County Detention Center is a 363 bed jail in the city of Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 864-898-2940, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 864-898-2940

Physical Address:
701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens, SC 29671

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & ID #
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center-Pickens County Prison
PO Box 975
Lebanon, MO 65536

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & ID #
Inmate's Housing Unit ( ex: Unit A,B,C etc. )
701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens County Detention
Pickens, SC 29671

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Pickens County Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 864-898-2940 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an Offender's Criminal Court Case online.

Pickens County Detention Center Inmate Search

The Pickens County Detention Center maintains an average of 363 offenders in custody on any given day. The Pickens County Detention Center has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Pickens County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 8,060 offenders.

The following charts of Pickens County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Pickens County Corrections Department, the state of South Carolina Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Pickens County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Pickens County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years, and a database of most wanted criminals for Pickens County, neighboring counties and the state of South Carolina.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in Pickens County and South Carolina state prisons, click the button below.
Pickens County INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Pickens County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 2/21/2024

Race Inmates % Total
White 264 82.50%
Black 30 9.38%
Hispanic or Latino 22 6.88%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0 0.00%
Asian 4 1.25%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 0 0.00%
Other 0 0.00%
Total 320 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Pickens County Inmate Criminal Charges - 2/21/2024

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 38 11.87%
Felony (2rd Degree) 82 25.62%
Felony (1st Degree) 24 7.50%
State Jail Felony 13 4.06%
Felony (Uncategorized) 80 25.00%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 83 25.94%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Pickens County Inmate Sex - 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 285 89.06%
Female 35 10.94%
Total 320 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Pickens County Inmate Age - 2/21/2024

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 5 1.56%
18-20 19 5.94%
21-24 25 7.81%
25-30 56 17.50%
31-35 60 18.75%
36-40 50 15.62%
41-45 38 11.87%
46-50 25 7.81%
51-55 14 4.37%
56-60 15 4.69%
61-65 7 2.19%
66-75 4 1.25%
76-85 2 0.63%
Total 320 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the Pickens County Detention Center

The Pickens County Detention Center, a state of the art facility first used for inmates in 2019 after a two year construction period, has a rated capacity of 363 beds. It is located at 701 South Catherine Street in Pickens, South Carolina. The 73,000 square foot jail cost the county $30 million.

The Pickens County Detention Center has nine pods, a sally port big enough for a bus, a streamlined intake and booking area with multiple holding cells, a mesh covered 'fresh air' rec area for each pod, medical clinic, laundry facility, a full service kitchen, a video visitation area for family and friends of inmates, and several multi-purpose rooms for education, mental health counseling and substance abuse programming.

Pickens County Jail History

Pickens County has an interesting past when it comes to their jails. The previous jail, built in 1982, had only enough beds for 92 inmates, yet towards the end of its commission, it was housing as many as 250 inmates at a time. It was small, dark, not well ventilated and a dangerous place to be. Multiple lawsuits by inmates forced its closure in 2019, and made the county step up to build this facility. 

The Pickens County Jail before that was built in 1906 and stayed in existence until 1982. It had only two cell blocks... an 8 man cell for men and 4 bunks for women. It used to house as many as 35 people at a time, so you can imagine how crowded it was. The cells were on the second floor and the Sheriff and his family lived on the first floor, with the wife cooking all the meals. Incredibly up until the 1920s there wasn't even electricity or plumbing in the jail, and the wife use to cook meals for the inmates on a wood stove and fetch water from a well for the inmates and her family.

Inmate Search

You can reach someone at the Pickens County Detention Center 24 hours a day by calling 864-898-2940, and you can look up recently arrested people and inmates in custody online using the Jail Inmate Roster. The Inmate Search page gives the public information about the offender's criminal charges, bond, date of arrest, agency that arrested them and their mugshot.

Inmate Services

There are several law enforcement agencies that use the facility including Central, Clemson University, and the Easley, Liberty, and Pickens police departments, SLED, SCDNR, Highway Patrol, and the State Grand Jury. In order to receive phone calls or visits with inmates the Securus Tech program is used. It can be accessed at securstech.online to create an account, with visits being scheduled for Monday to Friday from 8am until 4pm, and the lobby kiosk is available for the same hours to arrive for your visit, using the PIN number that was provided when you scheduled. Those who are unable to access the jail kiosk due to their own location or other limitations, online visits can also be scheduled at the same website by selecting video visitation rather than onsite, and these will occur within the same schedule but provide only the visiting hours that the inmate is available.

Mail can be received every day and is processed and passed to the inmates quickly, however the jail uses a digital service to avoid contraband entering the facility. The original letter will be scanned and then destroyed. You'll notice that the mailing address is not the same as the jail itself, and that when you do write a letter you will need their Inmate ID for personal letters, and their Pod location when sending books, publications and legal mail. You can get this information by calling 864-898-2940.

Personal Mail

Inmate's Full Name & ID #
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center-Pickens County Prison
PO Box 975
Lebanon, MO 65536

Publications, Money Orders and Legal Mail

Inmate's Full Name & ID #
Inmate's Housing Unit ( ex: Unit A,B,C etc. )
701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens County Detention
Pickens, SC 29671

Friends and family of inmates in the Pickens County Detention Center can arrange to visit inmates by video, both at the jail and remotely from home. Friends and family can also communicate using an online text/email system, send them money and buy them commissary online, and set up a phone account that allows the inmates to call them during the day and evening seven days a week.

All the information on these inmate services can be found in the sections below.  If you still have questions, you can phone the jail 24 hours a day by calling 864-898-2940.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Pickens County Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Pickens County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 864-898-2940.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Pickens County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Pickens County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Pickens County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Pickens County Detention Center?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Pickens County and other South Carolina and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Pickens County Detention Center will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Pickens County Detention Center Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Pickens County Detention Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Pickens County Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in Pickens County.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Pickens County, or in some cases the state of South Carolina, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in Pickens County, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 864-898-2940 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Pickens County inmate locator.

Pickens County Bail Bond Information

Because Pickens County and South Carolina can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Pickens County Detention Center at 864-898-2940, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Pickens County Detention Center or the Pickens County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

Pickens County Detention Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens, SC 29671
864-898-2940

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 20 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per day however the weekly limit is determined by the inmates classification.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an on-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MONDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TUESDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THURSDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Pickens County Detention Center REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Remote visits are charged a fee of $12.99 for a 20 minute visit.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.

REMOTE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MONDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Attorneys have access to their clients during the following times:

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Inmates cannot be seen during mealtimes, lockdowns and emergency situations.
  • Attorneys may call 864-898-2940 for questions or appointments.

In addition to normal at-the-jail visits, Pickens County Detention Center uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 

Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to 15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Pickens County Detention Center inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Pickens County Detention Center Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center?

Pickens County Detention Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens, SC 29671
864-898-2940

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 20 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per day however the weekly limit is determined by the inmates classification.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an on-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MONDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TUESDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THURSDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Pickens County Detention Center REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Remote visits are charged a fee of $12.99 for a 20 minute visit.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.

REMOTE VISITATION SCHEDULE

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MONDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Attorneys have access to their clients during the following times:

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Inmates cannot be seen during mealtimes, lockdowns and emergency situations.
  • Attorneys may call 864-898-2940 for questions or appointments.
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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center?

There are four options for putting money on an inmate's books:



Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment (if it's a money order) or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.



Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Pickens County Detention Center and others often use a private company to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.



Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.



Inmate's Full Name & ID #
Inmate's Housing Unit ( ex: Unit A,B,C etc. )
701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens County Detention
Pickens, SC 29671



Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone by calling 800-822-9388

How to Deposit Money Online for an inmate in Pickens County Detention Center

Pickens County Detention Center 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 Pickens County Detention Center.

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.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Pickens County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Pickens 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 Pickens 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.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center, and what can I send them?

Pickens County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Pickens County Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Pickens County Detention Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & ID #
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center-Pickens County Prison
PO Box 975
Lebanon, MO 65536



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & ID #
Inmate's Housing Unit ( ex: Unit A,B,C etc. )
701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens County Detention
Pickens, SC 29671



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Pickens County Detention Center allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Pickens County Detention Center standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & ID #
Inmate's Housing Unit ( ex: Unit A,B,C etc. )
701 S. Catherine Street
Pickens County Detention
Pickens, SC 29671

Pickens County Detention Center Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Pickens County Detention Center there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Pickens County Detention Center:
Inmate's Full Name & ID #
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center-Pickens County Prison
PO Box 975
Lebanon, MO 65536


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

Pickens County Detention Center 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 Pickens County Detention Center.

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 see their commissary products, prices, additional fees, etc. 

Here are the basic details of what they sell and their fees:

Commissary products that you can purchase -

Candy, Chips, Meats, Seafood, Writing supplies, Hygeneine Kits, Underwear. These are all in various pre-defined packs ranging in price from $11.00-$27.00. The shipping fee is an additional $4.95.

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 spend will be held as a credit on your account for future purchases.

JailPackStore is the Pickens County Detention Center's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix or Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygeine products, Letter writing materials and Underwear items for sale on their website.

Here is a sample of what you can purchase for your inmate:

SNACKS

$19.75 + $4.95 shipping + $6.95 fee to add money = Total cost to you before tax $31.65

MAC'S Pack Caramel Corn 6oz - 1
Bud's Best Butterfinger Cookie 6oz - 1
Chex Mix - Cheddar 1.75oz - 1
Combos Buffalo Blue Cheese - 7oz -1
Creme Cookies 13oz - 1
White Cheddar Cheez-its 1.5oz - 2
Kar's Honey Roasted Peanuts 3.5oz - 1
Kar's Sweet and Salty Mix 2oz - 1
Snyder's Jalapeno Pretzel Pieces 2.25oz - 1

LETTER WRITING MATERIALS

$15.00 + $4.95 shipping + $3.95 fee to add money = Total cost to you before taxes $23.90

Stamped Envelopes - 8
Glue Top Writing Pad 8.5x11 - 1
Friendship Greeting Cards w/Stamps – 2

HYGEINE ITEMS

$26.50 + $4.95 shipping + $6.95 fee to add money = Total cost to you before taxes $38.40

Degree Extreme Blast Deodorant - 1.7oz - 1
Colgate w/Baking Soda Toothpaste - 6.4oz - 1
Dove Sensitive Skin Soap - 4oz- 2
Suave Advanced Therapy Lotion - 10oz - 1
Garnier Shampoo - 13oz - 1
Axe Body Wash 16oz – 1

If you don't have a bank card and want to see if they will accept a money order for payment call JailPackStore at 800-822-9388. Their hours are Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM.
They are closed Saturday and Sunday.

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Pickens County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Pickens County Detention Center 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 Pickens County Detention Center.
  • 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 Pickens 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 Pickens 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 Pickens County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Pickens County.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Pickens County Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Pickens County Detention Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Pickens County Detention Center

To send a text or email message to a Pickens County inmate, do the following:

Pickens County Detention Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Pickens County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Pickens County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Pickens County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Pickens County Detention Center, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Pickens County Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Pickens County Detention Center now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Pickens County Detention Center

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Pickens County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Pickens County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Pickens County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

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Other Jails in Pickens County

What are the other City and County Jails in Pickens County?

Pickens County County Jails
Pickens County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Pickens County?

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Most Wanted Fugitives

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US State Prison Population Demographics

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 973,343 93.26%
Female 70,362 6.74%
Total 1,043,705 100.0%

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 327,300 35.27%
Black 345,500 37.23%
Hispanic 226,800 24.44%
American Indian / Alaska Native 15,900 1.71%
Asian 12,500 1.35%
Total 928,000 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 622,200 95.46%
Female 31,700 4.86%
Total 653,900 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 178,600 29.23%
Black 234,500 38.38%
Hispanic 179,500 29.38%
American Indian / Alaska Native 9,600 1.57%
Asian 8,800 1.44%
Total 611,000 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 147,500 93.95%
Female 10,000 6.37%
Total 157,500 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,600 26.04%
Black 63,000 43.63%
Hispanic 39,100 27.08%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,300 1.59%
Asian 2,400 1.66%
Total 144,400 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 16,000 86.02%
Female 2,600 13.98%
Total 18,600 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 5,400 43.90%
Black 3,600 29.27%
Hispanic 2,900 23.58%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.63%
Asian 200 1.63%
Total 12,300 100.0%

Violent Rape & Sexual Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 159,800 98.95%
Female 2,200 1.36%
Total 162,000 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 125,800 96.18%
Female 5,400 4.13%
Total 131,200 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 18.64%
Black 66,800 56.85%
Hispanic 26,500 22.55%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,200 1.02%
Asian 1,100 0.94%
Total 117,500 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 137,000 94.74%
Female 8,100 5.60%
Total 145,100 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,500 23.28%
Black 53,300 33.09%
Hispanic 65,300 40.53%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,800 1.74%
Asian 2,200 1.37%
Total 161,100 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 36,100 91.86%
Female 3,300 8.40%
Total 39,400 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 12,200 32.45%
Black 14,200 37.77%
Hispanic 9,700 25.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native 800 2.13%
Asian 700 1.86%
Total 37,600 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 127,900 90.64%
Female 13,600 9.64%
Total 141,500 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 60,500 50.46%
Black 37,800 31.53%
Hispanic 18,100 15.10%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,100 1.75%
Asian 1,400 1.17%
Total 119,900 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 75,900 95.11%
Female 4,200 5.26%
Total 80,100 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 30,500 44.40%
Black 24,200 35.23%
Hispanic 12,300 17.90%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,100 1.60%
Asian 600 0.87%
Total 68,700 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 22,300 84.47%
Female 4,200 15.91%
Total 26,500 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 13,800 58.97%
Black 6,800 29.06%
Hispanic 2,200 9.40%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 1.28%
Asian 300 1.28%
Total 23,400 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,400 91.43%
Female 600 8.57%
Total 7,000 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,500 48.08%
Black 1,500 28.85%
Hispanic 1,000 19.23%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.92%
Asian 100 1.92%
Total 5,200 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 9,800 75.97%
Female 3,200 24.81%
Total 13,000 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,900 63.30%
Black 2,600 23.85%
Hispanic 900 8.26%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 2.75%
Asian 200 1.83%
Total 10,900 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,600 90.67%
Female 1,400 9.33%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 6,700 58.26%
Black 2,700 23.48%
Hispanic 1,700 14.78%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.74%
Asian 200 1.74%
Total 11,500 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 114,600 87.08%
Female 17,400 13.22%
Total 132,000 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 49,500 47.50%
Black 37,300 35.80%
Hispanic 14,600 14.01%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,700 1.63%
Asian 1,100 1.06%
Total 104,200 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 28,500 84.57%
Female 5,300 15.73%
Total 33,800 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 14,800 56.27%
Black 7,900 30.04%
Hispanic 3,000 11.41%
American Indian / Alaska Native 400 1.52%
Asian 200 0.76%
Total 26,300 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 86,100 88.04%
Female 12,000 12.27%
Total 98,100 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 34,700 44.54%
Black 29,400 37.74%
Hispanic 11,600 14.89%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 1.67%
Asian 900 1.16%
Total 77,900 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 102,500 93.95%
Female 6,900 6.32%
Total 109,400 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 35,900 40.84%
Black 34,500 39.25%
Hispanic 13,800 15.70%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,500 2.84%
Asian 1,200 1.37%
Total 87,900 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 37,800 97.93%
Female 900 2.33%
Total 38,700 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 7,200 22.86%
Black 16,900 53.65%
Hispanic 6,500 20.63%
American Indian / Alaska Native 500 1.59%
Asian 400 1.27%
Total 31,500 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,400 89.33%
Female 1,600 10.67%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,800 59.65%
Black 2,000 17.54%
Hispanic 1,800 15.79%
American Indian / Alaska Native 700 6.14%
Asian 100 0.88%
Total 11,400 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 51,200 92.25%
Female 4,400 7.93%
Total 55,600 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 48.45%
Black 15,700 34.73%
Hispanic 5,600 12.39%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 2.88%
Asian 700 1.55%
Total 45,200 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,100 89.71%
Female 800 11.76%
Total 6,900 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,700 52.94%
Black 1,500 29.41%
Hispanic 700 13.73%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.96%
Asian 100 1.96%
Total 5,100 100.0%
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This facility, known as "Pickens County Detention Center" is also known as Pickens County Jail & Detention Center, Pickens Country Detention Center, Pickens County Jail & Detention Center, South Carolina, Pickens.