Sumter County Correctional Center – Sumter, SC

Sumter County Correctional Center is in Sumter County, South Carolina and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Sumter County Correctional Center? This site will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Sumter County Correctional Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Sumter County Correctional Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sumter County Correctional Center
1250 Winkles Road
Sumter, SC 29153

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (803) 436-2340
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Sumter County Correctional Center you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Sumter County Correctional Center Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you should check our South Carolina county jail guide: South Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Sumter County Correctional Center prisoners are on the Sumter County Correctional Center website, or you can view them at the Sumter County Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Sumter County Correctional Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

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

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Sumter County Correctional Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. It also might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sumter County Correctional Center frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Sumter County Correctional Center phone number is: (803) 436-2340

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Sumter County Correctional Center, use this address:

Sumter County Correctional Center
1250 Winkles Road
Sumter, SC 29153

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sumter County Correctional Center
1250 Winkles Road
Sumter, SC 29153


The Sumter County Correctional Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so visit the official Sumter County Correctional Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get 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, look after your best interests and guide you through the court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Sumter County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the internet service, or at the Sumter County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Sumter County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the Sumter County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Sumter County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Sumter County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sumter County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • 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, in most cases won’t be able to find out if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    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 make a phone call to the Sumter County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sumter County,the Sumter County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Sumter County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Sumter County Correctional 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 Sumter County Correctional 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so be sure to visit the official Sumter County Correctional Center site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sumter County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sumter County Correctional 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 Sumter County Correctional 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:

    • 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 locked up at Sumter County Correctional Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Sumter County Correctional Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? 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? Do you want to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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