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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
Norris City Jail City Jail Pickens County
Ninety Six City Jail City Jail Greenwood County
Nichols City Jail City Jail Marion County
Newberry City Jail City Jail Newberry County
New Ellenton City Jail City Jail Aiken County
N Myrtle Beach City Jail City Jail N Myrtle Beach County
Mullins City Jail City Jail Marion County
Moncks Corner City Jail City Jail Berkeley County
McCormick City Jail City Jail McCormick County
McBee City Jail City Jail Chesterfield County
McColl City Jail City Jail Marlboro County
Manning City Jail City Jail Clarendon County
Lyman City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Loris City Jail City Jail Horry County
Laurens City Jail City Jail Laurens County
Latta City Jail City Jail Dillon County
Landrum City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Kingstree City Jail City Jail Williamsburg County
Kershaw City Jail City Jail Lancaster County
Johnsonville City Jail City Jail Florence County
Iva City Jail City Jail Anderson County
Isle Of Palms City Jail City Jail Charleston County
Irmo City Jail City Jail Lexington County
Honea Path City Jail City Jail Anderson County
Holly Hill City Jail City Jail Orangeburg County
Hemingway City Jail City Jail Williamsburg County
Heath Springs City Jail City Jail Lancaster County
Hartsville City Jail City Jail Darlington County
Hardeeville City Jail City Jail Jasper County
Hanahan City Jail City Jail Berkeley County