- Inmates are allowed up to three adults on their visitors list.
- Inmates may update their visitation list once every 30 days.
- Inmates are allowed two, 30-minute visits a week; a visit may include
one adult and two minor children.
- Visitors shall present a picture identification that must match the
name on the inmate’s visitor’s list. Acceptable identification may include
a driver's license, State ID Card, or other picture ID. A picture ID shall
be surrendered and a visitors badge issued before the visitor is allowed
into the facility. The badge shall be visible at all times while the
visitor is inside the secure portion of the facility. When the visit
is completed, the visitor shall return the visitor’s badge and their
identification card shall be returned.
- Employer or attorney visits do not count against the weekly visits of an inmate.
- Visiting hours vary from housing location; if you are unsure which
building the inmate is in, please contact 864.467.2330.
- Leave all items, purses, bags, etc. in your vehicle or in the public lockers.
- No cellular phone, cameras, purses, bags, tobacco products, lighters,
flame producing devices, mace, chemical sprays, firearms, or weapons
of any type are allowed in the facility.
- All persons, bags, parcels are subject to search by Detention Staff.
- Visitors must wear conservative clothing. Short-Shorts, miniskirts,
bathing suits, halter tops, or other revealing clothing is
prohibited and will prevent you from visiting.
- All visitors are required to follow the instructions of the Detention Staff.
- Providing or attempting to provide contraband, (as defined by SC
Law #24-13-150), to an inmate is a felony and violators will be prosecuted.
Building One, Two and Four Visitation
Building One Visiting Hours
- Inmates housed in Building One, Two and Four, receive their scheduled
visitation on a "First Come, First Serve" basis. The specific times shall
be dictated by an inmate’s classification, status, housing area, and
level of privileges, etc.
- Only authorized visitors are allowed to schedule an appointment in
person on the day of visiting. Visits may be scheduled every 30 minutes
prior to the visitation time.
- Visitors must check in with the Administrative Support Specialist at
the respective building’s public lobby. Building Four visitors must
report to the lobby of Building Two. You must be an approved visitor,
have picture identification and the inmate has not already had two, 30-minute
visits for the week. This applies to normal family-type visits; not to
minister, employee, professional, special or other visits of this sort.
Building Two Visiting Hours
Building Four Visiting Hours
The Building Four Video Visitation Office, located in the Pubic Lobby of Building Two, is
open from 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m., 7 days a week. Visits will be available on a "First come,
first serve" basis. Visits will commence upon your arrival at the facility without having
to wait for a designated appointment time.
Should the visitation booths in an inmate’s housing unit be occupied or if you arrive
during a meal period, you will be asked to wait until a booth becomes available or the meal
period in the housing has concluded. This wait shall never be longer than 30 minutes.
Restricted Hours for Attorneys, Bondsmen, Outside Agencies
Excluding court appearances, requests to sign out or to interview inmates shall not be honored during
meal hours, which are:
- Breakfast: 0530 - 0700 hours
- Lunch: 1100 - 1230 hours
- Supper: 1600 - 1730 hours
Excluding court appearances, requests to sign out or to interview inmates shall not be honored
during institutional counts, recounts, or headcounts. Regular counts begin at:
- 0700 hours
- 1500 hours
- 2200 hours
- Ministers may visit with inmates during the normal operating hours of Reception Control,
Main Control and Video Visitation Control, Monday through Sunday. These visits are
non-contact visits and are dependant on available slots during the
- If the Building Two inmate visiting room is in use during these hours, Ministers may
visit in the Building One main lobby visiting room. Ministers may also utilize the
Building One main lobby visiting room when Video Visitation Control is fully occupied
- On the first minister visit, persons identifying themselves as Clergy must present
a Clergy ID card or other documentation signifying clergy (i.e. Business Card,
Church Bulletin, and/or Certificate of Ordination) if requesting to visit an inmate.
The Clergy ID card or other documentation signifying clergy (i.e. Business Card,
Church Bulletin, and/or Certificate of Ordination) shall be valid, and leave no doubt
that the person presenting the documentation is from the Clergy. A pictured ID shall
also be presented. Ministers are required to obtain an inmate visitor’s badge in
exchange for a picture ID card to visit an inmate in Building One.
- Ministers should be allowed to visit for a reasonable time. However, their visits
shall not conflict with other GCDC visiting policies, such as separation of juveniles
and adults and male and female inmates. The Watch Commander may approve a minister's
visit at any other time in the event of an emergency involving death or life-threatening
illness of an inmate's immediate family member.
- At the conclusion of a minister’s first visit, the Clergy must be given an
Application for Ministerial
Visitation Approval Form to be completed and retuned to the Detention Center. Completed
applications are to be given to the Support Services Sergeant or Lieutenant. Once an
application is received, the minister will be notified of the approval/denial in writing
within 10 days. An approved ministers list will be maintained in Reception Control
for reference. All approved ministers will only need to present their picture ID to receive
- Ministers that are relatives of inmates will be allowed only one minister visit. Following
this visit, the inmate will be required to place the relative on their regular visitation
list to receive additional visits.
Visitor complaints arising from visiting schedules, physical plant arrangements or
treatment by Detention staff shall initially be handled by the Reception Control Clerk. If the
complaint cannot be resolved, request to speak with:
- The Sergeant of Support Services
- The Watch Commander
- The Support Services Lieutenant/Captain
- The Jail Administrator
- The Assistant County Administrator for the Department of Public Safety