Greenwood County Detention Center – Greenwood, SC

Greenwood County Detention Center is located in Greenwood County, South Carolina and is the main jail for this county. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Greenwood County Detention Center? This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about Greenwood County Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Greenwood County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Greenwood County Detention Center
528 Edgefield Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29646

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (864) 943-8063
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Greenwood County Detention Center you have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Greenwood County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you should check our South Carolina county jail guide: List of all county jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Greenwood County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Greenwood County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. 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 websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate at Greenwood County Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in 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 in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total set in order to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, 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 local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will go into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

The Greenwood County Detention Center phone number is: (864) 943-8063

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Greenwood County Detention Center
528 Edgefield Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29646

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greenwood County Detention Center
528 Edgefield Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29646


The Greenwood County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Greenwood County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the South Carolina State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Greenwood County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Greenwood County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Greenwood County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with 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 either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t see the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Greenwood County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Greenwood County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Greenwood 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 Greenwood 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 rules for sending funds to Greenwood County Detention Center inmates is likely to change, so you should visit the site before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Greenwood County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greenwood 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 Greenwood 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 Greenwood County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Greenwood County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Greenwood County Detention Center


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