State Prisons in south carolina

Clicking on any of the South Carolina facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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South Carolina Department of Corrections - Prisons & Inmate Search

South Carolina maintains their own state prison system; 21 facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum, which includes facilities that focus on pre-release/work centers that prepare inmates for life outside of prison.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. South Carolina also has a death row with approximately 40 murderers at any one time, waiting to be executed.

Go here for full instructions on using the South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice oversees five secure detention centers for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the South Carolina Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile Justice, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.