Marlboro County Detention Center – Bennettsville, SC

Marlboro County Detention Center is located in Marlboro County and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know somebody at Marlboro County Detention Center? This page gives you all about anything a person needs to know about Marlboro County Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marlboro County Detention Center
253 Throop Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 843-479-5628
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Marlboro County Detention Center you should click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Marlboro County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you can check the other South Carolina county jails in our South Carolina County Jail Guide: South Carolina Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Marlboro County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Marlboro County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input the first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Marlboro County Detention Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners in the Marlboro County Detention Center are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to 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 can take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 typically pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 843-479-5628

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Marlboro County Detention Center is:

Marlboro County Detention Center
253 Throop Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marlboro County Detention Center
253 Throop Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512


The mail policy changes often, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Marlboro County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

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 are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records using the Marlboro County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are available at Marlboro County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Marlboro County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Marlboro County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Marlboro County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Marlboro County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if they had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Marlboro County Detention Center is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Marlboro 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 Marlboro 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 funds to Marlboro County Detention Center inmates changes, so we suggest that you double check the site before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marlboro County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marlboro 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 Marlboro 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Marlboro County Detention Center? Were the other inmates cool? 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? Do you want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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