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York County Detention Center

York County Detention Center
1675 York Hwy # 3A
York, SC 29745

803-628-3083

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

The York County Detention Center, located at:
1675 York Hwy # 3A
York, SC 29745 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 803-628-3083.

The main reason that people call 803-628-3083 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 York County Detention Center 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 York 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 York County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in York County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the York County Detention Center has approximately 11300 bookings, with a daily average of 565 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 141.

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 York County Detention Center 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 York 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 York 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 York County Detention Center. 

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 York County Detention Center

To communicate by text or email with an York 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 York County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the York County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • York County Detention Center 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 York County Detention Center 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 Do Inmates in York County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in York County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

For all the information regarding phone calls with York County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in York County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in York County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select South Carolina, then select York County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in York County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for York County.


 

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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from York 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 York 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 Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in York County

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

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


 

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

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

  • Select South Carolina, then select York County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for York County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in York County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in York County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for York County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in York County

To send commissary money to an inmate in York County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select South Carolina, then select York County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for York County Detention Center.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for York County Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where York County Detention Center 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 York 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 York County Detention Center, 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 York County Detention Center 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. 

York County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
South Carolina York 565


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1675 York Hwy # 3A
York, SC 29745


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name, Booking #
York County Detention Center
1675-3A York Highway
York, SC 29745


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the York County Detention Center in South Carolina?
There are 565 inmates in the York County Detention Center 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, York County Detention Center 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 York County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the York County Detention Center in South Carolina every year?
In 2021, a total of 11300 offenders were booked into the York County Detention Center 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 York County Detention Center.

How many people work at the York County Detention Center in South Carolina?
The York County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 141. 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 York County Detention Center in South Carolina have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the York County Detention Center in South Carolina has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the York County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL York County Detention Center 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 803-628-3083 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 York County Detention Center in South Carolina?
The York County Detention Center address and phone number is: 1675 York Hwy # 3A
York, SC 29745. Their phone number is 803-628-3083. 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 York County Detention Center.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the York County Detention Center?
Call 803-628-3083 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at York County Detention Center. 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 York County Detention Center.

This facility, known as "York County Detention Center" is also known as Moss Justice Center, Joseph R. Moss Justice Center, York County Jail & Detention Center , York County Jail & Detention Center , South Carolina, York.