Jasper County Detention Center – Ridgeland, SC

Jasper County Detention Center is located in Jasper County, SC and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know someone at Jasper County Detention Center? This guide will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Jasper County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Jasper County Detention Center? How to view Jasper County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jasper County Detention Center
12008 North Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 843-717-3300
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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 locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Jasper County Detention Center you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Jasper County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other South Carolina county jails in our South Carolina County Jail Guide: South Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Jasper County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Jasper County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must 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. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Jasper County Detention Center can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail 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 have to call the Jasper County Detention Center. If know the pertinent 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 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 easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Jasper County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 843-717-3300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Jasper County Detention Center is:

Jasper County Detention Center
12008 North Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jasper County Detention Center
12008 North Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936


The Jasper County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so review the the Jasper County Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Jasper County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember that you should ask to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to visit the Jasper County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can 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 court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Jasper County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Jasper County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jasper County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Jasper County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Jasper County Detention Center might change, so visit the the Jasper County Detention Center website before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jasper County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jasper 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 Jasper 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Jasper County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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