Allendale County Jail – Allendale, SC

Allendale County Jail is in Allendale County and is the main jail for that area. Looking for someone in Allendale County Jail? This site tells you all about everything one might want to know about Allendale County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Allendale County Jail. How to view Allendale County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Allendale County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Allendale County Jail
P.O. Box 97
Allendale, SC 29810

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 803-584-2361
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Allendale County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Allendale County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you can look here, too: South Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Allendale County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Allendale County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Allendale County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Allendale County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Allendale County Jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Allendale County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Allendale County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official Allendale County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Allendale County Jail phone number is: 803-584-2361

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Allendale County Jail:

Allendale County Jail
P.O. Box 97
Allendale, SC 29810

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Allendale County Jail
P.O. Box 97
Allendale, SC 29810


The Allendale County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Allendale County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the South Carolina State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Allendale County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Allendale County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Allendale County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Allendale County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Allendale County,the Allendale County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Allendale County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Allendale County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Allendale County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to inmates at Allendale County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Allendale County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Allendale County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Allendale County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Allendale County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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