The records of inmates that are held in South Carolina State Prisons are kept and are updated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division
Those who are on parole, county detention centers, probation, or released from prison or other community type supervision are not held in this database.
You can search the database by the information listed below:
Department of Corrections Division
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
While searching the database the SCDS number will be the fastest way to search for an inmate, which is a 8-digit number. All inmates that are held in a state jail are given their own SCDS number. This is done by the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
The inmate's first and last name will not be needed if you are going to enter the inmates SCDS number. Keep in mind if there aren't any inmate's that come up after you enter the SCDS number, you will want to make sure you have entered the correct number since the number will need to be exact for the database to match an inmate.
The inmate's first and last name can be entered in the database if you aren't having any luck using the inmate's SCDS number or if you don’t have the inmate’s SCDS number available.
There will be a list of inmates that matches the information about the inmate you entered.
The information about these inmates is listed below:
The information about these inmates in the Noth Carolina database will be listed below:
Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the South Carolina database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.
There are 37 state prisons located in the state of South Carolina. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.
If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.
County and city jails
Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.
There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The South Carolina Department of Corrections updates its database during normal business hours.
You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.
The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.
The South Carolina prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database, that the general public has access to this sex offender database.
You will be able to find the sex offender database on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:
This database can be searched by using the name and zip code or the address information.
The offenders that are in this database are in this database are not behind bars.
You will see the information listed below when you select the offender you are looking for:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Abbeville County Jail||County Jail||Abbeville County|
|Allendale County Detention Center||County Jail||Allendale County|
|Aiken County Detention Center||County Jail||Aiken County|
|Anderson County Detention Center SC||County Jail||Anderson County|
|Bamberg County Detention Center||County Jail||Bamberg County|
|Beaufort County Detention Center||County Jail||Beaufort County|
|Barnwell County Detention Center||County Jail||Barnwell County|
|Berkeley County Hill-Finklea Detention Center||County Jail||Berkeley County|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Jail||County Jail||Calhoun 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|
|Cherokee County Detention Center||County Jail||Cherokee County|
|Chester County Detention Center||County Jail||Chester County|
|Chesterfield County Detention Center||County Jail||Chesterfield County|
|Clarendon County Detention Center||County Jail||Clarendon County|
|Chesterfield County Work Camp||County Jail||Chesterfield County|
|Clarendon County Jail||County Jail||Clarendon County|
|Colleton County Detention Center||County Jail||Colleton County|
|Darlington County Detention Center||County Jail||Darlington County|
|Darlington County Prison Camp||County Jail||Darlington County|
|Dillon County Detention Center||County Jail||Dillon County|
|Dorchester County Detention Center||County Jail||Dorchester County|
|Dorchester County Jail Annex||County Jail||Dorchester County|
|Edgefield County Detention Center||County Jail||Edgefield County|
|Fairfield County Detention Center||County Jail||Fairfield County|
|Florence County Detention Center||County Jail||Florence County|
|Georgetown County Detention Center||County Jail||Georgetown County|
|Georgetown County Sheriff's Office||County Jail Administration||Georgetown County|
|Greenville County Detention Center||County Jail||Greenville County|
|Greenville County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Greenville County|
|Greenwood County Detention Center||County Jail||Greenwood County|
|Jasper County Detention Center||County Jail||Jasper County|
|Hampton County Detention Center||County Jail||Hampton County|
|Horry County - J. Reuben Long Detention Center||County Jail||Horry County|
|Kershaw County Detention Center||County Jail||Kershaw County|
|Lancaster County Detention Center||County Jail||Lancaster County|
|Laurens County Detention Center||County Jail||Laurens County|
|Lee County Jail||County Jail||Lee County|
|Marion County Detention Center||County Jail||Marion County|
|Lexington County Detention Center||County Jail||Lexington County|
|Marlboro County Detention Center||County Jail||Marlboro County|
|McCormick County Detention Center||County Jail||McCormick County|
|Oconee County Jail||County Jail||Oconee County|
|Newberry County Jail||County Jail||Newberry County|
|Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center||County Jail||Orangeburg County|
|Pickens County Detention Center||County Jail||Pickens County|
|Pickens County Prison||County Jail||Pickens County|
|Richland County Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center||County Jail||Richland County|
|Saluda County Detention Center||County Jail||Saluda County|