Spartanburg County Detention Facility – Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg County Detention Facility is located in Spartanburg County and is the main jail for that region. Looking for somebody locked up at Spartanburg County Detention Facility? This guide gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Spartanburg County Detention Facility,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Spartanburg County Detention Facility? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s 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 a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Spartanburg County Detention Facility
950 California Ave.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 864-596-2607
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Spartanburg County Detention Facility you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Spartanburg County Detention Facility Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you can check the other South Carolina county jails in our South Carolina County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Spartanburg County Detention Facility website, or you can see them in person at the Spartanburg County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Spartanburg County Detention Facility website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate at Spartanburg County Detention Facility will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Spartanburg County Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Spartanburg County Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, 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 know the discharge date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 864-596-2607

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Spartanburg County Detention Facility, use this address:

Spartanburg County Detention Facility
950 California Ave.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Spartanburg County Detention Facility
950 California Ave.
Spartanburg, SC 29303


The mail policy at Spartanburg County Detention Facility changes frequently, so you should check the the Spartanburg County Detention Facility website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Spartanburg County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

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

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 in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Spartanburg County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Spartanburg County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Spartanburg County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not see if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Spartanburg County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Spartanburg County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facility, 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facility 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 money to someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Spartanburg County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Spartanburg County Detention Facility, 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facility

    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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Spartanburg County Detention Facility

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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