Anderson County Detention Center – Anderson, SC

Anderson County Detention Center is located in Anderson County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody at Anderson County Detention Center? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Anderson County Detention Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give advice and information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Anderson County Detention Center
1009 County Home Rd.
Anderson, SC 29625

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 864-260-4363
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Anderson County Detention Center you have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Anderson County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can check our guide to other South Carolina jails: South Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them at the Anderson County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Anderson County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner in the Anderson County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Anderson County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. 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 just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 864-260-4363

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Anderson County Detention Center:

Anderson County Detention Center
1009 County Home Rd.
Anderson, SC 29625

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Anderson County Detention Center
1009 County Home Rd.
Anderson, SC 29625


The Anderson County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are available at the Anderson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the Anderson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Anderson County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Anderson County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Anderson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Anderson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find out if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Anderson County,the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Anderson County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Anderson County Detention Center, 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 Anderson County Detention Center 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 process for sending money to people in jail could change, so be sure to review the official Anderson County Detention Center site before you send funds 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 Anderson County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Anderson County Detention Center, 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 Anderson County Detention Center

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 incarcerated at Anderson County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Anderson County Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Anderson County Detention Center


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