Richland County Detention Center

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Richland County Detention Center Information

The Richland County Detention Center is a 860 bed jail in the city of Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 803-576-3200.

Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the South Carolina State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 803-576-3200, 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.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Richland County Detention Center at 803-576-3200 to get it.

Phone: 803-576-3200

Physical Address:
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209

Other Jails and Prisons

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

To search for an inmate in the Richland 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 803-576-3200 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an Offender's Criminal Court Case online.

Richland County Detention Center Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Richland County Detention Center, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

The Richland County Detention Center maintains an average of 860 offenders in custody on any given day. The Richland 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 Richland County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 18,400 offenders.

The following charts of Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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.

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About the Richland County Detention Center

In Richland County the detention center, also known as the Alvin S Glenn Detention Center, is located at 201 John Mark Dial Drive in Columbia, SC.

While the facility houses inmates around the clock each day of the year, it is closed to the public on Sundays and will only process new arrests and care for the already housed inmates on that day. It is focused on providing a clean, safe, and suitable environment to assist in the rehabilitation of offenders who have been arrested in the area and works with all local law enforcement agencies. As a full service facility all of the needs of inmates are met onsite including medical care, medication provisions, commissary, food services, laundry, religious services, and more. It meets both the mandatory standards and regulations for a facility of this type as well as the nonmandatory ones.

To fund the commissary accounts of each inmate there is a kiosk in the lobby, or a money order may be provided to the desk in the lobby, or deposits can be made on the website jailpackstore.com. Commissary orders are done once a week so all deposits must be made by noon on Wednesday for that week’s order.

In order to visit, the inmate will provide a one hour time slot for the week, between the hours of 8:15am and 8:30pm, with restrictions around meals, shift changes, and lockdown periods, and they will then communicate that schedule to their visitor. One visit of one hour is permitted each week and there can be two visitors during that time. Attorneys will be permitted to visit in the private room for that purpose or in any of the multipurpose areas.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Richland County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 803-576-3200.

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.

Richland County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County Detention Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

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

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Richland 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 Richland 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 803-576-3200 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Richland County inmate locator.

Richland County Bail Bond Information

Because Richland County and South Carolina can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Richland County Detention Center at 803-576-3200, 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 Richland County Detention Center or the Richland 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 Richland County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

Richland County Detention Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
803-576-3200

Schedule Video Visits online with gettingout

  • Each inmate is permitted to choose himself/herself a single one (1) hour visitation time slot per week.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are counted as one of their visitors.
  • Visitors must be properly dressed. (Determined by the detention staff)
  • Visitors and guests must have a photo ID for identification.
  • Attorney visitation may be conducted privately in the attorney visitation room or in the unit multi-purpose room areas.
  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed two visits per week
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY None
MONDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY None

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

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
MONDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM

Richland County Detention Center uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Richland County Detention Center
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Richland County Detention Center.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Richland County Detention Center?

To visit an inmate in Richland County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Richland County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Richland County Detention Center:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Richland County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Richland County Detention Center's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Richland County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Richland County Detention Center, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Richland County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Richland County Detention Center Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Richland County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Richland County Detention Center Phone: 803-576-3200

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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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 Richland County Detention Center?

Richland County Detention Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
803-576-3200

Schedule Video Visits online with gettingout

  • Each inmate is permitted to choose himself/herself a single one (1) hour visitation time slot per week.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are counted as one of their visitors.
  • Visitors must be properly dressed. (Determined by the detention staff)
  • Visitors and guests must have a photo ID for identification.
  • Attorney visitation may be conducted privately in the attorney visitation room or in the unit multi-purpose room areas.
  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed two visits per week
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY None
MONDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY None

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

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
MONDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY 8:15 AM - 8:30PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Richland 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
Richland 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 & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209



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

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

Richland 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 Richland 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Richland County Detention Center 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 Richland County Detention Center, 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 Richland County Detention Center 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

Richland County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Richland 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 Richland 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 & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209



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 Richland 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 Richland 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 & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209

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

For inmates receiving mail in the Richland 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 Richland County Detention Center:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number, Housing Unit (call 803-576-3200 for this information)
Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia, SC 29209


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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Emailing and Texting Messages, Photos & Videograms

Richland County Detention Center contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate 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 Richland County Detention Center,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. 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.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

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

How to Communicate with an Richland County Detention Center Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Richland 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 Richland County Detention Center 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 Richland County Detention Center 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 Richland County Detention Center,
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 Richland 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 Richland County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Richland County Detention Center allows inmates access to tablets to use for the services provided by 'gettingout'.


The devices are similar to common handheld tablets, but are made exclusively by GettingOut, a GTL / Viapath company.
Tablets offer specialized content and services for inmates to use during their stay at Richland County Detention Center, such as:

  • Music
  • Books
  • Games
  • Education
  • News
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Read mail and messages
  • Video visits

-  Free services are already available for use on the device at Richland County Detention Center.
-  Subscription services are funded separately by family and friends with deposits made into an inmate’s Debit Link account.
-  Richland County Detention Center Inmates will then be able to purchase subscription services and premium content to enjoy.

What Does a Tablet Cost?

  • Tablet devices include some services and the content is free.
  • The subscription services require additional funding.
  • There may be multiple options such as 7-day or 30-day subscriptions.
  • Costs are dependent upon the available services and what the Richland County Detention Center charges.

To estimate costs for phone calls, sign in to your account and click “Rate & Fees Calculator” in the footer (bottom of the page) or call 866-516-0115 for assistance.

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Richland County Detention Center

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 Richland County Detention Center 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Richland County Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 803-576-3200 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Richland County

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This facility, known as "Richland County Detention Center" is also known as Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, Alvin S Glenn Detention Center, Richland County Jail & Detention Center, Richland County Jail & Detention Center, South Carolina, Richland.