York County Detention Center – York, SC

York County Detention Center is in York County, SC and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody locked up at York County Detention Center? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about York County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view York County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

York County Detention Center
1675-2A York Highway
York, SC 29745

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (803) 628-3059
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at York County Detention Center you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The York County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should check our guide to other South Carolina jails: List of all county jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of York County Detention Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the York County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the York County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

Usually, inmates in the York County Detention Center can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, 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 must call the York County Detention Center. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the York County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in York County

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us things that might help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be 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 get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be 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, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at York County Detention Center frequently change, so double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The York County Detention Center phone number is: (803) 628-3059

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at York County Detention Center:

York County Detention Center
1675-2A York Highway
York, SC 29745

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
York County Detention Center
1675-2A York Highway
York, SC 29745


The inmate mail policy at York County Detention Center can change, so it would be best to review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in York County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all 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 York County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept at the York County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the York County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail 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 a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. 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 know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the York County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to the York County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In York 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in York County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 York 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 York 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 inmates is always changing, so double check the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at York County Detention Center

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

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

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions in York County Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About York County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at York County Detention Center


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