SCDC Institutions

 

South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) has twenty-five institutions and they are categorized into four distinct security levels: high security (level 3), medium security (level 2), minimum security (level 1B) and community-based pre-release/work centers (level 1A). The architectural design of the institution, type of housing, operational procedures, and the level of security staffing determine an institution┬┤s security level. Inmates are assigned to institutions to meet their specific security, programming, medical, educational, and work requirements.

LEVEL 1-A (L1-A)
Level 1-A facilities are community-based pre-release/work centers that house minimum-security non-violent inmates who are within 36 months of release. These units are work and program oriented, providing intensive specialized programs that prepare the inmates for release to the community. Housing is mainly double bunk, open-bay wards with unfenced perimeters.

LEVEL 1-B (L1-B)
Level 1-B institutions are minimum-security facilities that house inmates with relatively short sentences or time to serve. Housing is mainly double bunk cubicles with unfenced perimeters. Operational procedures at Level 1-B facilities impart a higher level of security compared to level 1-A facilities.

LEVEL 2 (L2)
Level 2 facilities are medium-security institutions. Housing is primarily double bunk, cell type with some institutions having double-bunk cubicles. With single fenced perimeters and electronic surveillance, level 2 institutions provide a higher level of security than level 1 facilities.

LEVEL 3 (L3)
Level 3 facilities are high-security institutions designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences, and inmates who exhibit behavioral problems. Housing consists of single and double cells, and all perimeters are double-fenced with extensive electronic surveillance. Inmates at level 3 facilities are closely supervised and their activities and movement within the institution are highly restricted. The Department of Corrections has twenty-five institutions and they are categorized into four distinct security levels: high security (level 3), medium security (level 2), minimum security (level 1B) and community-based pre-release/work centers (level 1A). The architectural design of the institution, type of housing, operational procedures, and the level of security staffing determine an institution┬┤s security level. Inmates are assigned to institutions to meet their specific security, programming, medical, educational, and work requirements.

LEVEL 1-A (L1-A)
Level 1-A facilities are community-based pre-release/work centers that house minimum-security non-violent inmates who are within 36 months of release. These units are work and program oriented, providing intensive specialized programs that prepare the inmates for release to the community. Housing is mainly double bunk, open-bay wards with unfenced perimeters.

LEVEL 1-B (L1-B)
Level 1-B institutions are minimum-security facilities that house inmates with relatively short sentences or time to serve. Housing is mainly double bunk cubicles with unfenced perimeters. Operational procedures at Level 1-B facilities impart a higher level of security compared to level 1-A facilities.

LEVEL 2 (L2)
Level 2 facilities are medium-security institutions. Housing is primarily double bunk, cell type with some institutions having double-bunk cubicles. With single fenced perimeters and electronic surveillance, level 2 institutions provide a higher level of security than level 1 facilities.

LEVEL 3 (L3)
Level 3 facilities are high-security institutions designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences, and inmates who exhibit behavioral problems. Housing consists of single and double cells, and all perimeters are double-fenced with extensive electronic surveillance. Inmates at level 3 facilities are closely supervised and their activities and movement within the institution are highly restricted.

INSTITUTIONAL LISTING

Headquarters P. O. Box 21787 4444 Broad River Road Columbia, SC 29210 803-896-8500
Allendale Correctional Institution

Broad River Correctional Institution

Catawba Pre-Release Center

Coastal Pre-Release Center

Evans Correctional Institution

Goodman Correctional Institution

Graham (Camille Griffin) Correctional Institution

Kershaw Correctional Institution

Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center

Leath Correctional Institution

Lee Correctional Institution

Lieber Correctional Institution

Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center

MacDougall Correctional Institution

Manning Correctional Institution

McCormick Correctional Institution

Palmer Pre-Release Center

Perry Correctional Institution

Ridgeland Correctional Institution

Trenton Correctional Institution

Turbeville Correctional Institution

Tyger River Correctional Institution

Walden Correctional Institution

Wateree River Correctional Institution