MacDougall Correctional Institution – South Carolina

Know somebody locked up in MacDougall Correctional Institution?  MacDougall Correctional Institution is a state correctional institution in the state prison system in South Carolina.  This guide will tell you about anything a person needs to know about MacDougall Correctional Institution,such as:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: MacDougall Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1966
Type: Male
State: South Carolina
County: Dorchester
DOC: South Carolina Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level 2
Warden Name: Edsel T. Taylor

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for MacDougall Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone at MacDougall Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of MacDougall Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page before you mail a package or letter to someone in prison so that you correctly write the address, and use the correct steps for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct steps, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
MacDougall Correctional Institution
1516 Old Gilliard Road 
Ridgeville SC, 29472

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

MacDougall Correctional Institution
1516 Old Gilliard Road 
Ridgeville SC, 29472

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (803) 737-3036 or
(843) 688-5251
Fax:

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate here.

MacDougall Correctional Institution
1516 Old Gilliard Road 
Ridgeville SC, 29472

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, but, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to MacDougall Correctional Institution.
(803) 737-3036 or
(843) 688-5251

MacDougall Correctional Institution prisoners may be able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there might be times when it is helpful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for MacDougall Correctional Institution. You can’t reach individuals using this email address. If you want to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate you must follow an specific process to make sure that the email letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff do open and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general postal correspondence is read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor problems confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a state prisoner at MacDougall Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
MacDougall Correctional Institution
1516 Old Gilliard Road 
Ridgeville SC, 29472

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank type account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money in postal mail and will have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the directions listed below:

The money have to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and in this time the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have appropriate inmate information if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to look up an MacDougall Correctional Institution 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 MacDougall Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own policies for prison visits and these rules change regularly. The procedures below could be changed now, so you should also go to MacDougall Correctional Institution’s official website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, go to the main prison website because this information is changed 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

More information about MacDougall 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

Information about MacDougall 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 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

More information about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, an alcohol and drug education program, recreational services “Impact of Crime” classes, and Re-entry Program.

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at MacDougall Correctional Institution 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

A MacDougall Correctional Institution news section to be added later.

Photos

MacDougall Correctional Institution photos coming.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, click here: MacDougall Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: MacDougall 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.

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at MacDougall Correctional Institution to be added later.

History

A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous MacDougall 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

MacDougall Correctional Institution Links

The official website: MacDougall Correctional Institution Website
MacDougall 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 MacDougall Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in MacDougall Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at MacDougall Correctional Institution?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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