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About South Carolina Department of Corrections

The South Carolina Department of Corrections was established back in 1866. It was established after the South Carolina Legislature passed the bill to construct their very first state prison that will house felons rather than the felons be housed in county jails.

Then in 1960, the South Carolina Governor at the time decided it was time to reform the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Because during this time the South Carolina Department of Correction was not running the way it should have been operating at.

Even today, the South Carolina Department of Correction still reports directly to the Governor of South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is responsible for the operation and management of 21 facilities that are spread out within the state of South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Correction also has 20,000 offenders within these facilities while also employing another 5,700 correctional officers to keep the facilities safe.

Basic Information

Types of Correctional Facilities in South Carolina

South Carolina Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
Yemassee City Jail City Jail Hampton County
Woodruff City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Williston City Jail City Jail Barnwell County
Whitmire City Jail City Jail Newberry County
Wellford City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Ware Shoals City Jail City Jail Greenwood County
Walterboro City Jail City Jail Colleton County
Walhalla City Jail City Jail Oconee County
Wagener City Jail City Jail Aiken County
Varnville City Jail City Jail Hampton County
Travelers Rest City Jail City Jail Greenville County
Timmonsville City Jail City Jail Florence County
Tega Cay City Jail City Jail York County
Swansea City Jail City Jail Lexington County
Summerton City Jail City Jail Clarendon County
Sumter City Jail City Jail Sumter County
Sullivans Island City Jail City Jail Charleston County
St George City Jail City Jail Dorchester County
Spartanburg City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Society Hill City Jail City Jail Darlington County
Simpsonville City Jail City Jail Greenville County
Saluda City Jail City Jail Saluda County
Saint Stephen City Jail City Jail Saint Stephen County
Ridge Spring City Jail City Jail Saluda County
Pickens City Jail City Jail Pickens County
Pelion City Jail City Jail Lexington County
Pamplico City Jail City Jail Florence County
Pageland City Jail City Jail Chester County
Pacolet City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Orangeburg City Jail City Jail Orangeburg County