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Richland County Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


201 John Mark Dial Drive
Columbia,
South Carolina
29209
Richland County
Main Phone: 803-576-3200
Beds: 860
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Richland County Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Columbia, South Carolina.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 803-576-3200 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Richland County Detention Center Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Find out from your inmate which one hour block of time he or she has scheduled for you to come visit.

Step 2

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit to check in.

Step 3

Show valid, government-issued photo ID.

Step 4

Bring birth certificates or guardianship papers for all minor children.

Step 5

Leave all valuables in vehicle.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Richland County Detention Center

Anyone over the age of 18, who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail. You can only visit, however, if the inmate schedules a visit for you.



Richland County Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Richland County Detention Center does not require applications but will periodically run IDs through a database to check for active warrants. If you have an active warrant you will be arrested at the jail. 



Visiting Hours in Richland County Detention Center

Visits are scheduled by inmates and are held in one hour blocks of time Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

NOTE- During lock-downs, staff shortages or other unforeseen issues there will be no visitation.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Richland County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 803-576-3200 to ask for special consideration.



Richland County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code

Up to two visitors at a time may visit the inmate.

Inmates are allowed one visit per week.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 803-576-3200 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Richland County Detention Center visitation.



Richland County Detention Center Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 803-576-3200 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Richland County Detention Center visitation.



'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Richland County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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