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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
Lee Correctional Institution State Prison Lee County
Livesay Correctional Institution State Prison Spartanburg County
Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center State Prison Aiken County
Broad River Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Catawba Pre-Release Center State Prison York County
Campbell Pre-Release Center State Prison Richland County
Graham (Camille Griffin) Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Lieber Correctional Institution State Prison Sumter County
Watkins Pre-Release Center State Prison Richland County
Wateree River Correctional Institution State Prison Sumter County
John G. Richards Youth Detention Center State Prison Richland County
Allendale Correctional Institution State Prison Allendale County
Kirkland Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Perry Correctional Institution State Prison Anderson County
Young Female Offender Program State Prison Richland County
Walden/Stevenson Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Camp Aspen State Prison Richland County
Trenton State Prison State Prison Edgefield County
South Carolina State Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Richland County
South Carolina Upstate Regional Evaluation Center State Prison Union County
South Carolina Willow Lane Program for Girls State Prison Richland County
Coastal Pre-Release Center State Prison Richland County
Coastal Regional Evaluation Center State Prison Dorchester County
FCI Williamsburg Federal Prison Williamsburg
FCI Edgefield Federal Prison Edgefield
FCI Estill Federal Prison HAMPTON
FCI Bennettsville Federal Prison Marlboro
Allendale County Detention Center County Jail Allendale County
Lee County Jail County Jail Lee County
Marlboro County Detention Center County Jail Marlboro County