South Carolina Inmate Search
South Carolina Inmate Search

South Carolina Inmate Search | SCDC Inmate Lookup | SC Inmate Locator

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  • 803-896-8500
  • PO Box 21787 4444 Broad River Road Columbia SC 29210

South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) maintains a centralized database about each and every inmate held in South Carolina (SC) state prisons.

There are couple more correctional facilities which are decentralized and keep their data separately.

County sheriff’s office is taking care of county jails while city police departments look after city jails and police jails inmate details.

How To Locate An Inmate in South Carolina State Prison?

If you know how to go about it, searching for an inmate is one of the simplest things you could ever come across. Some databases are freely available at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) online. For a successful inmate search, you will have to know a few amounts of information. For beginners, it will be necessary to know where the inmate is incarcerated, or at least the State (South Carolina) they are serving their time. In the process of searching through the state (South Carolina) database and is not possible to find the inmate, it is more likely that the inmate is either in a Federal facility or they could be in a jail that is not included in the state (South Carolina) databases. This article will guide you on how to search the jail databases through the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) website for free.

One of the most crucial information you will have to know:

First/Last Name of the Inmate
Date of birth
Inmate Number (ID)

Most of the databases provided on the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) website grants you access to search using an alias or partial name, however, for the most part, a full first and last name will be required when searching don't be surprised if you search for a common name and get many results. If this occurs, you will have to filter out your inmate using the date of birth that they have listed with some of the information, and sometimes they will give you actual pictures of the inmate.

South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is the link you need to all the inmate databases in South Carolina. They are well organized by state name (South Carolina), with Federal and Immigration search on the topmost side. When you search and find it difficult to find who you are looking for try searching with more specific information. For instance, if you are searching for Drake Wilson Mike and get no results, you can redo your search using less input. For example, it will be better to just search by the first and last name, then first last with the middle because the inmate information may not be listed with their middle name. If possible you can't still find the inmate, it will be advisable to try your search considering an alias or with just a last name, or last name and first name initial.

Note: To look for an inmate in other correction facilities please refer directly to Federal Prisons or City, Police and County Jails.

Total Inmates in South Carolina (SC) By Year

We Found a Total Of 264 Incarceration Facilities in The State Of South Carolina (SC):

Total Incarcerated Individuals
31,251 Total Individuals in Prisons & Jails
20,371 Inmates in Prisons
10,880 Inmates in Jails
408 Incarceration Rate in Prisons (per 100,000)
290 Incarceration Rate in Jails (per 100,000)
33,652 Inmates on Probation
4,963 Inmates on Parole
2,211 (10.2) Life Sentenced (% of Inmates)
1,117 (5.2) Life Without Parole (% of Inmates)
42 Juvenile Life Sentenced Without Parole
12 Individuals in Private Prisons
Incarceration by Gender
18,981 Men Imprisoned
1,390 Women Imprisoned
Incarceration by Rate & Ethnicity
238 White Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
1,030 Black Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
172 Hispanic Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
Current Juveniles in Custody
693 Total
555 Committed
129 Detained
9 Diverted
161 Custody Rate for Juveniles (per 100,000)
89 Custody Rate for White (per 100,000)
242 Custody Rate for Black (per 100,000)
335 Custody Rate for Latino (per 100,000)
499 Custody Rate for American Indians (per 100,000)
39 Custody Rate for Asians (per 100,000)
Incarceration Racial & Ethnic Ratios
4.3 Black to White Ratio
0.7 Hispanic to White Ratio
Felony Disenfranchisement
47,238 (1.24%) Disenfranchised Individuals (% of Individuals)
38,916 (3.84%) Disenfranchised African Americans (% of Individuals)
Total Incarceration Facility Expenses
591 In Millions