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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
Pickens County Detention Center County Jail Pickens County
Fairfield County Detention Center County Jail Fairfield County
Aiken County Detention Center County Jail Aiken County
Charleston County – Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center County Jail Charleston County
Charleston County Work Camp County Jail Charleston County
Charleston County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Charleston County
Greenville County Detention Center County Jail Greenville County
Greenville County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Greenville County
Horry County – J. Reuben Long Detention Center County Jail Horry County
York County Detention Center County Jail York County
York County Prison Camp County Jail York County
Lancaster County Detention Center County Jail Lancaster County
Lexington County Detention Center County Jail Lexington County
Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center County Jail Sumter County
Jasper County Detention Center County Jail Jasper County
Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center County Jail Orangeburg County
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Jail County Jail Calhoun County
Anderson County Detention Center SC County Jail Anderson County
Cherokee County Detention Center County Jail Cherokee County
Richland County Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center County Jail Richland County
Union County Jail County Jail Union County
Union County Detention Center Work Camp County Jail Union County
Spartanburg County Jail – Annex I County Jail Spartanburg County
Spartanburg County Main Jail County Jail Spartanburg County
Spartanburg County Jail – Annex II County Jail Spartanburg County
Marion County Detention Center County Jail Marion County
Chesnee City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County
Cheraw City Jail City Jail Chesterfield County
Cayce City Jail City Jail Lexington County
Campobello City Jail City Jail Spartanburg County