South Carolina Inmate Search

South Carolina

About South Carolina Department of Corrections

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

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

  • The database can be located on the South Carolina Department of Corrections website is where you will be able to find the Department of Corrections database.
  • Only inmates that are held in a South Carolina state prison are in this database. 

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:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • SCDC Number 
  • State Identification Number. 
     

Basic Information

Department Name South Carolina Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.doc.sc.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://public.doc.state.sc.us/scdc-public/
Location PO Box 21787 4444 Broad River Road Columbia SC 29210
Phone Number 803-896-8500

How to Do an Inmate Search in South Carolina

Department of Corrections Division

  • An inmate belongs to the Department of Corrections Division when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.
  • You will be able to find the South Carolina Department of Corrections inmate search database on the official South Carolina Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

  • First Name
  • SCDC Number
  • Last Name
  • SID

SCDS number

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:

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • SCDC Inmate Number
  • COE Unregister
  • Sex
  • Weight
  • COE Register
  • Race
  • Age
  • Height

The information about these inmates in the Noth Carolina database will be listed below:

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • SCDC Inmate Number
  • Mugshots
  • Current Offenses
  • Sex
  • Admission Date
  • Race
  • Movement
  • Height
  • Disciplinaries
  • Weight
  • SID
  • Escapes
  • Age
  • Project Parole Date
  • Citizenship
  • Projected Release Date
  • Build
  • EEC Level
  • Dorm, Room, Bunk
  • EWC Level
  • Complexion
  • Location
  • Hair Color
  • Offender Type
  • Eye Color

Who’s in Jail

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.       

Jail Roster and Mugshots

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.

Mugshots

  • The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public can access.
  • The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail.
  • The only reason an inmate will need to have their mugshots taken again is if they are being taken to a different jail.   

VINELink

  • The VINELink can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system.
  • This is where the state of Minnesota will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for an offender or a  defendant.
  • You will get notified by email, calls or texts when you choose to get notifications on the inmate's profile.
  • You will get notified immediately when there are any changes in the inmate's Vine account.   

Sex Offender Search

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:

  • Last Name
  • Zip Code
  • First Name
  • County
  • City

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:  

  • Offender's Full Name
  • Offenses
  • Mugshots
  • Hair Color
  • Aliases
  • Eye Color
  • Gender
  • Weight
  • Race
  • Height
  • Date of Birth
  • Primary Address
  • Ethnicity

Types of Correctional Facilities in South Carolina

List of Correctional Facilities in South Carolina

There are 59 jails and prisons in South Carolina.

Showing 1 – 50 of 59 results
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
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