Walden Correctional Institution – South Carolina

Looking for someone at Walden Correctional Institution?  Walden Correctional Institution is a state prison in the South Carolina state prison system, which is part of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.  This guide gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Walden Correctional Institution,such as:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Walden Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1950
Type: Male
State: South Carolina
County: Richland
DOC: South Carolina Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level 1-B
Warden Name: Tessie Smith

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Walden Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to someone there, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate directions, the package or letter might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Walden Correctional Institution
4340 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Walden Correctional Institution
4340 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (803) 896-8580
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Walden Correctional Institution.

Walden Correctional Institution
4340 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

Directions

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call inmates, however, there are some times when it is useful to have the telephone number to the prison.
(803) 896-8580

Inmates can sometimes make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Walden Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to an inmate, but there might be times when it may be useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email address for Walden Correctional Institution. You can’t email inmates at this email address. If you want to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not be received.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison officials will open and inspect all received general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor problems confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you must address mail to a prisoner at Walden Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Walden Correctional Institution
4340 Broad River Road 
Columbia SC, 29210

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money through the postal service and will have to send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have valid inmate information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time changed to various prisons around the state, so you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to look up 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 Walden Correctional Institution, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each South Carolina prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and they are changed frequently. The policies listed here may be out of date now, so you should also go to Walden Correctional Institution’s website to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, read the actual prison site as this info is changed 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

More information about Walden Correctional Institution 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

More information about Walden Correctional Institution death row coming.

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

Parole

Section about South Carolina parole coming soon.

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

Section about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

Religious services, recreational services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Project “Going Home”, and Fathers and Sons.

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Prison Life

Info about prison life coming.

  • 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

Walden Correctional Institution news coming.

Photos

Walden Correctional Institution photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Walden 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 job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Walden Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Walden 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:

  • 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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Family Resources

More information about family resources available at Walden Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

History

Walden Correctional Institution history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Walden 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

Walden Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Walden Correctional Institution Website
Walden 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 Walden Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Walden Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at this prison?

If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so other people will know what to expect.

What to put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Walden Correctional Institution, post your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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