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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
Greeleyville City Jail City Jail Williamsburg County
Goose Creek City Jail City Jail Berkeley County
Gaffney City Jail City Jail Cherokee County
Fountain Inn City Jail City Jail Greenville County
Folly Beach City Jail City Jail Charleston County
Estill City Jail City Jail Hampton County
Elloree City Jail City Jail Orangeburg County
Ehrhardt City Jail City Jail Bamberg County
Edisto Beach City Jail City Jail Colleton County
Edgefield City Jail City Jail Edgefield County
Due West City Jail City Jail Abbeville County
Denmark City Jail City Jail Bamberg County
Darlington City Jail City Jail Darlington County
Cowpens City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Cottageville City Jail City Jail Colleton County
Clover City Jail City Jail York County
Birchwood Juvenile Commitment Institution State Prison Richland County
Midlands Regional Evaluation Center State Prison Richland County
MacDougall Correctional Institution State Prison Dorchester County
McCormick Correctional Institution State Prison McCormick County
Manning Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Palmer Pre-Release Center State Prison Florence County
Ridgeland Correctional Institution State Prison Jasper County
Stevenson Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Turbeville Correctional Institution State Prison Clarendon County
Tyger River Correctional Institution State Prison Spartanburg County
Evans Correctional Institution State Prison Marlboro County
Goodman Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Kershaw Correctional Institution State Prison Lancaster County
Leath Correctional Institution State Prison Greenwood County