Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr – Walterboro, SC

Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr is in Colleton County, SC and is the main correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody in Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr? This site gives you info about anything one might want to know about Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr,like: How to locate an inmate at Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr
112 S. Miller Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (843) 549-5742
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr you need to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our South Carolina county jail guide: Other Jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a 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 don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate at Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while 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 be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge 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 will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out 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 so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr phone number is: (843) 549-5742

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr:

Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr
112 S. Miller Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr
112 S. Miller Street
Walterboro, SC 29488


The Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Colleton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Colleton County court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Colleton County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Colleton County magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like 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 put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Colleton County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. 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 a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Colleton County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Colleton County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Colleton County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Colleton County,the Colleton County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr, 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 Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr 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 jail inmates can change, so be sure to double check the official Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr site when send money to someone in jail 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 Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr, 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 Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr

    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:

    • 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 spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Colleton County Jail & Detention Ctr


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