Saluda County Detention Center – Saluda, SC

Saluda County Detention Center is in Saluda County and is the jail for that area. Do you know somebody at Saluda County Detention Center? This site will tell you all about everything related to Saluda County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Saluda County Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Saluda County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give info you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Saluda County Detention Center
205 East Church St.
Saluda, SC 29138

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 864-445-0286
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Saluda County Detention Center you should visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Saluda County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you will want to check the other South Carolina county jails in our South Carolina County Jail Guide: Other Jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Saluda County Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Saluda County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Saluda County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you must not leave town.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

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 Saluda County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that will help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so review the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 864-445-0286

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the staff, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Saluda County Detention Center
205 East Church St.
Saluda, SC 29138

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Saluda County Detention Center
205 East Church St.
Saluda, SC 29138


The Saluda County Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the South Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a docket and every documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Saluda County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to access the Saluda County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Saluda County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a 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 find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Saluda County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if someone has had any:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Saluda County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Saluda County,the Saluda County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    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 the Saluda County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get 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 Saluda 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 Saluda County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you double check the the Saluda County Detention Center website when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Saluda County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

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

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

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Saluda County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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