Hampton County Detention Center – Varnville, SC

Hampton County Detention Center is in Hampton County, SC and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody at Hampton County Detention Center? This guide tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Hampton County Detention Center: Find out who’s in jail at Hampton County Detention Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you info you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Hampton County Detention Center
409 Cemetery Road
Varnville, SC 29944

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 803-914-2222
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Hampton County Detention Center you have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hampton County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you can check our South Carolina county jail guide: South Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Hampton County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Hampton County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will 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 mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Hampton County Detention Center can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Hampton County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing 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

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be 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 expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official Hampton County Detention Center 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 . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 803-914-2222

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and examined by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hampton County Detention Center
409 Cemetery Road
Varnville, SC 29944

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hampton County Detention Center
409 Cemetery Road
Varnville, SC 29944


The mail policy can change, so you should check the the Hampton County Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the South Carolina State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Hampton County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at Hampton County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just access the Hampton County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Hampton County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Hampton County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Hampton County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hampton County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Hampton County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Hampton 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 Hampton 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 inmates can change, so it would be best to check the the Hampton County Detention Center website when you send money to an inmate 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hampton County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hampton 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 Hampton 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 spent any time in Hampton County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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