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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
McCormick County Detention Center County Jail McCormick County
Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Detention Center County Jail Williamsburg County
Bamberg County Detention Center County Jail Bamberg County
Saluda County Detention Center County Jail Saluda County
Barnwell County Detention Center County Jail Barnwell County
Abbeville County Jail County Jail Abbeville County
Darlington County Prison Camp County Jail Darlington County
Clarendon County Detention Center County Jail Clarendon County
Clarendon County Jail County Jail Clarendon County
Darlington County Detention Center County Jail Darlington County
Dillon County Detention Center County Jail Dillon County
Hampton County Detention Center County Jail Hampton County
Colleton County Detention Center County Jail Colleton County
Edgefield County Detention Center County Jail Edgefield County
Greenwood County Detention Center County Jail Greenwood County
Newberry County Jail County Jail Newberry County
Florence County Detention Center County Jail Florence County
Kershaw County Detention Center County Jail Kershaw County
Beaufort County Detention Center County Jail Beaufort County
Georgetown County Detention Center County Jail Georgetown County
Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office County Jail Georgetown County
Oconee County Jail County Jail Oconee County
Chester County Detention Center County Jail Chester County
Dorchester County Detention Center County Jail Dorchester County
Dorchester County Jail Annex County Jail Dorchester County
Pickens County Prison County Jail Pickens County
Berkeley County Hill-Finklea Detention Center County Jail Berkeley County
Chesterfield County Detention Center County Jail Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County Work Camp County Jail Chesterfield County
Laurens County Detention Center County Jail Laurens County