Darlington County Detention Center – Darlington, SC

Darlington County Detention Center is located in Darlington County and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for somebody at Darlington County Detention Center? This page tells you info about everything one might want to know about Darlington County Detention Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Darlington County Detention Center
2349 Rogers Road
Darlington, SC 29532

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 843-398-4220
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Darlington County Detention Center you should click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Darlington County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you should check the other South Carolina county jails in our South Carolina County Jail Guide: Other Jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Darlington County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Darlington County Detention Center site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 need to call the Darlington County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Darlington County

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that could help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into the log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Darlington County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally 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 should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Darlington County Detention Center phone number is: 843-398-4220

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Darlington County Detention Center, use this address:

Darlington County Detention Center
2349 Rogers Road
Darlington, SC 29532

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Darlington County Detention Center
2349 Rogers Road
Darlington, SC 29532


The inmate mail policy at Darlington County Detention Center is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Darlington County court records are public records. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Darlington County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from 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 taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Darlington County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Darlington County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Darlington County Detention Center is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Darlington 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 Darlington 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 procedure to send money to inmates is always changing, so you should check the site before you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Darlington County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Darlington 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 Darlington 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:

    • 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Darlington County Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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  1. deb says:

    Personally, I have never been in this facility, but I know a few people who have.
    If you are booked in the Darlington County Detention center you CAN expect the following to happen…
    -It could be up to 20 hours before you are booked.
    -If family members call to see if you are there and you haven’t been booked, your family will be told you aren’t there.
    -Don’t bother to ask for your cell phone to get a number to call.
    -Don’t bother to ask for any medication you may need.
    -Don’t even bother to attempt to speak to a deputy…they do not answer you.
    If you are at the slightest risk of being arrested…memorize at least 1 or2 phone numbers. You will be glad you did. At least you can let someone know where you are.

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