The South Carolina Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database for offenders serving out their sentence in South Carolina state prisons.
The database can be located on the South Carolina Department of Corrections website. The database only features inmates who are currently sitting in a South Carolina state prison.
The database does not include those individuals who are on parole, county detention centers, probation, or released from prison or other community type supervision. You can search the database by the inmates first and last name, their SCDC number, and their state identification number.
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official South Carolina Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The SCDC number will take precedence during all searches. The SCDC is an eight-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their SCDC number by the South Carolina Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their SCDC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the SCDC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s SCDC number or there are no search results for the SCDC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the South Carolina jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|John G. Richards Youth Detention Center||State Prison||Richland 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|
|Myrtle Beach Jail||City Jail||Horry 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|
|Allendale Correctional Institution||State Prison||Allendale County|