Barnwell County Detention Center – Barnwell, SC

Barnwell County Detention Center is located in Barnwell County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone in jail at Barnwell County Detention Center? This site gives you about everything you might need to know about Barnwell County Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Barnwell County Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Barnwell County Detention Center
318 Calhoun Street
Barnwell, SC 29812

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (803) 541-1102
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Barnwell County Detention Center you have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Barnwell County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you should check our South Carolina county jail guide: South Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Barnwell County Detention Center inmates can be viewed on the Barnwell County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Barnwell County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Barnwell County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Barnwell County Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to 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 pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Barnwell County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so double-check the official Barnwell County Detention Center jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . 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 lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (803) 541-1102

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Barnwell County Detention Center is:

Barnwell County Detention Center
318 Calhoun Street
Barnwell, SC 29812

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barnwell County Detention Center
318 Calhoun Street
Barnwell, SC 29812


The Barnwell County Detention Center mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the the Barnwell County Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Barnwell County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Barnwell County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the Barnwell County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Barnwell County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case. They do different functions, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to query the Barnwell County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Barnwell County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Barnwell County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you can’t find the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Barnwell County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Barnwell County,the Barnwell County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Barnwell County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Barnwell 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 Barnwell 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Barnwell County Detention Center changes, so check the site before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Barnwell County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 a prisoner in Barnwell County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Barnwell County Detention Center


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  1. ron says:

    whats up barnard t and bro and dee said hang strong.

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