Goodman Correctional Institution – South Carolina

Know someone at Goodman Correctional Institution?  Goodman Correctional Institution is a state correctional institution in the South Carolina state prison system.  This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Goodman Correctional Institution,like:  Find an inmate at Goodman Correctional Institution.  How to visit Goodman Correctional Institution inmates.  The address and phone number at Goodman Correctional Institution  Sending money and mail.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Goodman Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1970
Type: Female
State: South Carolina
County: Richland
DOC: South Carolina Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level 1-B
Warden Name: Sandra Barrett

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for Goodman Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner there, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you send a package or letter to a prisoner so that you properly address the item, and use the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct directions, the package or letter might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Goodman Correctional Institution
4556 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Goodman Correctional Institution
4556 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (803) 896-8565
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate here.

Goodman Correctional Institution
4556 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

Directions

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Phone Number

Goodman Correctional Institution inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are cases when it might be useful to know the telephone number to the prison.
(803) 896-8565

Goodman Correctional Institution prisoners may be able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there might be times when it may be useful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for the facility. You cannot reach inmates using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that are necessary to follow when mailing a package or letter to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Goodman Correctional Institution guards open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you must address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Goodman Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Goodman Correctional Institution
4556 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner money and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send funds into these accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds through the postal service and have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, and during this hold period the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate inmate information but only if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently transported to various prison facilities throughout the South Carolina prison system, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other South Carolina state prisons: South Carolina State Prisons

South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Goodman Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every South Carolina state prison has their own procedures for prison visits and these policies change frequently. The procedures below might be different since this was written, so be sure to also go to Goodman Correctional Institution’s website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture id is acceptable.

For everything shown below, go to the official prison facility site because this info is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Goodman Correctional Institution prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Goodman Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about South Carolina parole procedures coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, and an Addictions Treatment Unit (36 beds are assigned to females enrolled in a 6-month drug addictions program) and recreational services.

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Prison Life

Section about prison life coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at Goodman Correctional Institution to be added later.

Photos

A section with photos of Goodman Correctional Institution to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Goodman Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Goodman Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Goodman Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, go to: Goodman Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Goodman Correctional Institution Website

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.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Info about Goodman Correctional Institution inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

Goodman Correctional Institution history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Goodman Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other South Carolina State Prisons: South Carolina State Prisons

Goodman Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Goodman Correctional Institution Website
Goodman Correctional Institution Jobs

South Carolina Department of Corrections Links

South Carolina Department of Corrections Main Website
South Carolina Department of Corrections Prison Directory
South Carolina Department of Corrections Prison Map
South Carolina Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
South Carolina Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
South Carolina Department of Corrections Most Wanted

South Carolina Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a South Carolina State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for South Carolina State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to South Carolina State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to South Carolina State Prison Inmates
South Carolina State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Goodman Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Goodman Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at Goodman Correctional Institution, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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