Dillon County Detention Center – Dillon, SC

Dillon County Detention Center is in Dillon County and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Dillon County Detention Center? This guide will tell you info about everything related to Dillon County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Dillon County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dillon County Detention Center
305 W. Hampton St., P O Box 627
Dillon, SC 29536

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 843-774-1432
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

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

Inmate Locator

The Dillon County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Dillon County Detention Center prisoners can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Dillon County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Dillon County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set 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 agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Dillon County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Dillon County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Dillon County Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so you should check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

The Dillon County Detention Center phone number is: 843-774-1432

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dillon County Detention Center is:

Dillon County Detention Center
305 W. Hampton St., P O Box 627
Dillon, SC 29536

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dillon County Detention Center
305 W. Hampton St., P O Box 627
Dillon, SC 29536


The Dillon County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Dillon County Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Dillon County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Dillon County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Dillon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Dillon County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dillon County,the Dillon County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI 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 Dillon County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Dillon 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 Dillon 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 funds to Dillon County Detention Center inmates might change, so it would be best to visit the the Dillon County Detention Center website before you send any money.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dillon County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dillon 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 Dillon 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Dillon County Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Dillon County Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Dillon County Detention Center? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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