Williamsburg County Detention Center – Kingstree, SC

Williamsburg County Detention Center is located in Williamsburg County and is the primary jail for the area. Looking for somebody at Williamsburg County Detention Center? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Williamsburg County Detention Center,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Williamsburg County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Williamsburg County Detention Center
207 South Jackson Street
Kingstree, SC 29556

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (843) 355-9696
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Williamsburg County Detention Center you need to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Williamsburg County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Williamsburg County Detention Center prisoners are on the Williamsburg County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Williamsburg County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Williamsburg County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: 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 in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Williamsburg County Detention Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re 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 be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person won’t 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Williamsburg County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might request to use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Williamsburg County Detention Center

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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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (843) 355-9696

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Williamsburg County Detention Center
207 South Jackson Street
Kingstree, SC 29556

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Williamsburg County Detention Center
207 South Jackson Street
Kingstree, SC 29556


The Williamsburg County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the the Williamsburg County Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have 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 get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Williamsburg County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Williamsburg County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. They do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should query the Williamsburg County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Williamsburg County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Williamsburg County,the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Williamsburg County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to review the official website before you send funds 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 Williamsburg County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg 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 in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Williamsburg County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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