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Prisons in South Carolina


South Carolina State Department of Corrections

4444 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-8500
Description: he South Carolina Department of Corrections protects the citizens by confining offenders in controlled facilities and by providing rehabilitative, self-improvement opportunities to prepare inmates for their re-integration into society
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  • Allendale Correctional Institution


  • Broad River Correctional Institution


  • Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution


  • Campbell Pre-Release Center


  • Catawba Pre-Release Center


  • Coastal Pre-Release Center


  • Evans Correctional Institution


  • Goodman Correctional Institution


  • Kershaw Correctional Institution


  • Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center


  • Leath Correctional Institution


  • Lee Correctional Institution


  • Lieber Correctional Institution


  • Livesay Pre-Release Center


  • Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center


  • MacDougall Correctional Institution


  • Manning Correctional Institution


  • McCormick Correctional Institution


  • Northside Correctional Institution


  • Palmer Pre-Release Center


  • Perry Correctional Institution


  • Ridgeland Correctional Institution


  • Stevenson Correctional Institution


  • Trenton Correctional Institution


  • Turbeville Correctional Institution


  • Tyger River Correctional Institution


  • Walden Correctional Institution


  • Wateree River Correctional Institution


  • Watkins Pre-Release Center






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A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Prisons are conventionally institutions, which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.

In popular parlance of many countries, the term jail is considered synonymous with prison, although legally these are often distinct institutions: typically jails are intended to hold persons awaiting trials or serving sentences of less than one year, whereas prisons host prisoners serving longer sentences.

A criminal suspect who has been charged with or is likely to be charged with a criminal offense may be held on remand in prison if he or she is denied, refused or unable to meet conditions of bail, or is unable to post bail. This may also occur where the court determines that the suspect is at risk of absconding before the trial, or is otherwise a risk to society. A criminal defendant may also be held in prison while awaiting trial or a trial verdict. If found guilty, a defendant will be convicted and may receive a custodial sentence requiring imprisonment.

Prisons may also be used as a tool of political repression to detain political prisoners, prisoners of conscience, and "enemies of the state", particularly by authoritarian regimes. In times of war or conflict, prisoners of war may also be detained in prisons. A prison system is the organizational arrangement of the provision and operation of prisons, and depending on their nature, may invoke a corrections system. Although people have been imprisoned throughout history, they have also regularly been able to perform prison escapes. Source: Wikipedia



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