You may communicate with an inmate via the US mail. Mail is received Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays) from the Post Office. Incoming mail is opened and checked for contraband prior to being delivered to an inmate. All legal mail is opened in the presence of the inmate and checked for contraband prior to the inmate receiving it.
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. These incidents will also be reported to a US Postal Inspector for review.
The Detention Center does not censor or inspect outgoing mail prior to the mail being transferred to the U.S. Postal Service and does not accept responsibility for the contents of outgoing mail.
Photographs, drawings, and news clippings are normally acceptable items. Mail, newspapers, magazines, paperback books, photographs are not allowed with:
Inmates may receive funds through the U.S. Mail but only in the form of U.S. Postal and Western Union money orders made payable to the Detention Center, in care of the inmate, are accepted for deposit. We do not accept cash through the mail for deposit. Any cash received will be placed in an inmate's personal property and will not be credited to the inmate's account or returned to the sender. For other forms of deposit, please refer to our Money Deposits page.
Acceptable paperback books and magazines may be donated to the Detention Center at the Reception Control window (Public Lobby), 20 McGee St. between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Inmates may purchase envelopes and writing materials through the inmate commissary service; indigent inmates may order these materials, on a routine schedule with costs being debited from their accounts.
To expedite delivery to the inmate, all inmate mail received at the facility should be addressed as follows:
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