Palmer Pre-Release Center – South Carolina

Do you know somebody at Palmer Pre-Release Center?  Palmer Pre-Release Center is a state prison in the state prison system in South Carolina.  This site gives you about everything a person needs to know about Palmer Pre-Release Center such as the following:  How to do a prison inmate search.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Palmer Pre-Release Center
Year Opened: 1975
Type: Male
State: South Carolina
County: Florence County,
DOC: South Carolina Department of Corrections
Security Level: 1-A
Warden Name: David Dunlap

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Palmer Pre-Release Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Palmer Pre-Release Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you mail a package or letter to someone in prison so that you properly address it, and use the right steps for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, it could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Palmer Pre-Release Center
2012 Pisgah Road 
Florence SC, 29501

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Palmer Pre-Release Center
2012 Pisgah Road 
Florence SC, 29501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (843)661-4770 or
(803)734-9487
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below if you are going to visit an inmate at Palmer Pre-Release Center.

Palmer Pre-Release Center
2012 Pisgah Road 
Florence SC, 29501

Directions

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Phone Number

Palmer Pre-Release Center prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the phone number to Palmer Pre-Release Center.
(843)661-4770 or
(803)734-9487

Palmer Pre-Release Center inmates are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Palmer Pre-Release Center prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there might be times when it may be necessary to have the fax number to Palmer Pre-Release Center.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the prison. You can’t contact inmates at this email address. If you want to send an email to an inmate, 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 email a letter to a prisoner you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff do open and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security and safety or watch a particular problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you need to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Palmer Pre-Release Center:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Palmer Pre-Release Center
2012 Pisgah Road 
Florence SC, 29501

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money to inmate’s accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send those funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the rules written below:

The funds have to be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have correct inmate info provided the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often changed to different prisons throughout South Carolina, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an state prisoner.
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 an inmate at Palmer Pre-Release Center, you must be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every South Carolina prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and these rules get changed often. The information listed below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also read Palmer Pre-Release Center’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log when entering the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check the main prison website because this information is updated often:

  • 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 Palmer Pre-Release Center records coming.

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

More information about Palmer Pre-Release Center 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

Info 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

Information about release procedures for Palmer Pre-Release Center coming.

Inmate Programs

Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, vocational rehabilitation, computer classes, and employability workshops.

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Prison Life

Info about prison life to be added later.

  • 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 news section coming soon.

Photos

A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Palmer Pre-Release Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Palmer Pre-Release Center.

If you have any photos of Palmer Pre-Release Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, click here: Palmer Pre-Release Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Palmer Pre-Release Center 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

More information about family resources available at Palmer Pre-Release Center to be added later.

History

A section with the history of Palmer Pre-Release Center will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Palmer Pre-Release Center 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

Palmer Pre-Release Center Links

The official website: Palmer Pre-Release Center Website
Palmer Pre-Release Center 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 Palmer Pre-Release Center

Have you ever been an inmate in Palmer Pre-Release Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

Things you could put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are a prisoner here, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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