Georgetown County Detention Center – Georgetown, SC

Georgetown County Detention Center is located in Georgetown County and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Georgetown County Detention Center? This guide will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Georgetown County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Georgetown County Detention Center
2394 Browns Ferry Road
Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (843) 545-3400
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Georgetown County Detention Center you should click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Georgetown County Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you can check the other South Carolina county jails in our South Carolina County Jail Guide: South Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Georgetown County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Georgetown County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would 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.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Georgetown County Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you miss court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Georgetown County Detention Center. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is really easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (843) 545-3400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Georgetown County Detention Center:

Georgetown County Detention Center
2394 Browns Ferry Road
Georgetown, SC 29440

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Georgetown County Detention Center
2394 Browns Ferry Road
Georgetown, SC 29440


The Georgetown County Detention Center mail policy can change, so it would be best to double check the the Georgetown County Detention Center website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘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, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Georgetown County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Georgetown County court magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to access the Georgetown County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Georgetown County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Georgetown County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Georgetown County Detention Center 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 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown 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 money to someone in jail changes, so you should check the the Georgetown County Detention Center website before you send money to an inmate.

    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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Georgetown County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Georgetown County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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