Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division – Edgefield, SC

Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division is in Edgefield County, SC and is the main jail for the county. Looking for someone at Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division,like: How to locate an inmate at Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division. How to view Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division
200 Railroad Street
Edgefield, SC 29824

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 803-637-4124
Fax:

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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 need to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division Inmate List has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get info about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division website, or you can view them at the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted 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 will need to call the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is 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 you have one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division can change, so review the official site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division phone number is: 803-637-4124

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division is:

Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division
200 Railroad Street
Edgefield, SC 29824

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division
200 Railroad Street
Edgefield, SC 29824


The mail policy at Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Edgefield County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the South Carolina State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Edgefield County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and all of the documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Edgefield County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Edgefield County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Edgefield County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Edgefield County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Edgefield County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Edgefield County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have 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 Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division, 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 Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division 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 Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division could change, so check the the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division, 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 Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division

    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 there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Edgefield County Detention Center (Jail) Division

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