Catawba Pre-Release Center

 

1030 Milling Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 324-5361 or
(803)734-9946

Opened: 1971
Security: Level 1-A (Male)

 


Special Mission: The Center provides an environment conducive to rehabilitation through work programming, pre-release programming/training, and other relevant programs as a means of reintegrating the offender into the community.
Education: Adult Education Program.
Health Care: Routine medical care provided at Kershaw Correctional Institution with 24-hour emergency care available.
Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, vocational rehabilitation, character program, and Alcoholics Anonymous
Community Services: Provides inmate labor crews to the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and the Department of Transportation; provides a staff-supervised inmate litter crew who pick up trash along interstate and local highways.  


You can do a SCDC inmate search online at the South Carolina Department of Corrections website. You can view the photographs and public information on a specific inmate. You will need the first and last name of the inmate as well as either their SCDC ID or State Identification ID.

Allendale Correctional Institution

 

1057 Revolutionary Trail
Fairfax, SC 29827
(803) 632-2561 or (803) 734-0653

Opened: 1989
Security: Level 2 (Male)

 

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Education: Literacy, GED preparation, and Adult Education. 


Industries: Production of janitorial products and packaging / Andersen Hardwood Flooring


Health Care: Routine medical and dental care on site with 24-hour medical coverage.


Programs: Recreational, religious, volunteer services; Impact of crime” classes.


Community Services: Provides an “Operation Behind Bars” program for at risk youth and adults to tour the prison and hear inmates describe what led to their criminal behavior and life inside prison.


You can do a SCDC inmate search online at the South Carolina Department of Corrections website. You can view the photographs and public information on a specific inmate. You will need the first and last name of the inmate as well as either their SCDC ID or State Identification ID.

Broad River Correctional Institution

 

4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2234

Opened: 1988
Security: Level 3 (Male)

 


Special Mission: This institution provides housing for selected special needs inmates and general population inmates. The special needs inmates are those who require 24-hour medical care, inmates requiring dialysis treatment and male inmates who are diagnosed HIV positive. The institution also houses inmates assigned to the Agency’s Sex Offender Treatment Program. The Capital Punishment facility is located here also and carries out South Carolina’s court ordered executions. It also provides facilities, security staff and support to host revocation and parole hearings for the South Carolina Departments of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services and Juvenile Justice. Additionally, the institution provides housing for inmates placed in the Short Term Offender Program (STOP). The STOP Unit is a fast track program addressing the needs of male offenders that have shorter sentences, one year or less. It provides practical and useful life skills training, education, vocational, rehabilitation, and employment assistance for offenders who may not have previously had access to intensive institutional programs, pre-release preparation or community resources.
Education: Literacy and GED preparation.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care on site with 24-hour medical coverage.
Industries: Industries operates two (2) separate plants. Prison Industries (P1) I plant entails four work programs. The Tag Plant, which manufactures all vehicle license plates for the State. The Metal Shop produces metal chair and table frames for supply to other P1 programs. The Sign Shop manufactures signs, decals, name plates, etc., for State Agencies, counties, municipalities, and non-profit organizations, and the fourth work program involves renovating and repairing donated computers for the Department of Social Services for distribution to foster care homes.
The Prison Industries II plant operates as one of the Agency’s Prison Industry Enterprise (PIE) programs. The company is called RM Design and it produces hardwood flooring for distribution to various retail flooring manufacturers.
Programs: HIV/AIDS, Therapeutic Community, Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program, Religious and Volunteer programs, Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, and Recreational services. 
Services: Serves as one of the video conferencing sites for parole hearings in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. 


Read more at thestate.com/2014/07/26/3586047/officials-across-south-carolina.html. You can do a SCDC inmate search online at the South Carolina Department of Corrections website. You can view the photographs and public information on a specific inmate. You will need the first and last name of the inmate as well as either their SCDC ID or State Identification ID.

S.C. Freedom of Information Act

South Carolina’s open meetings and records law, designed to make government transparent and keep citizens informed, increasingly is being eroded by some state and local public officials.

Whether it is the result of court decisions, acts by elected officials, or bureaucrats who make decisions such as charging the public high prices to copy public records, people acting in the name of government are taking actions that keep the public in the dark.

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The problem seems to have accelerated in the past several months.

“Politicians and bureaucrats don’t want people to know what they are doing,” said John Crangle, executive director of S.C. Common Cause, a watchdog group. “They don’t want to be inconvenienced by the public, even though the public is their boss.”

Even the S.C. Supreme Court, which in the past could usually be relied upon to uphold the public’s right to know, has joined the march to more secrecy.

In three recent decisions in the last two months, justices have:

• Ruled that coroners’ autopsy reports can be kept secret because they are “medical records,” even though the person is dead and there is no privacy to protect. Autopsy records usually contain details about the cause of death as well as whether the person had diseases such as cancer or AIDS.

As a practical matter, reporters and members of the public don’t usually request to see autopsy records. But in the case of a police shooting or similar matter of high public interest, an autopsy report dealing with the cause and manner of death could supply essential information about the case. That’s what happened in Sumter, when police said they shot and killed a man because he was facing them with a gun. But the autopsy report, obtained by local reporter Joe Perry from another source after the coroner said he could not have it, showed the man was shot twice in the back and twice in the back of the head. The (Sumter) Item newspaper sued and lost.

• Ruled that public bodies such as county councils don’t have to publish agendas for upcoming regular meetings. The high court said a close reading of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act showed it only required councils to publish times and dates of next year’s meetings. Thus, since the FOIA didn’t specifically say an agenda must be published for all those meetings, no agenda is required, the high court ruled.

•  Ruled that state Judge Casey Manning must close an upcoming hearing about whether to disqualify Attorney General Alan Wilson from overseeing an ongoing State Grand Jury investigation into whether House Speaker Bobby Harrell mishandled his campaign finances. This pro-secrecy ruling overrides a precedent set earlier this year, when Manning allowed the public and press to attend two open hearings at the Richland County courthouse on the matter after The State newspaper learned of the unannounced hearing.

Chief Justice Jean Toal, one of the chief authors of the state’s “sunshine law” when she represented Richland County in the S.C. House, voted with the majority in each of the three Supreme Court rulings.

In both the autopsy reports case and the agenda case, the Supreme Court noted that the Legislature has the power to change the law concerning agendas and autopsy records.

State Sen. Larry Martin, R-Pickens, said last week he will hold a Senate Judiciary Committee study committee in the fall and get citizens and stakeholders to talk about the agenda and autopsy issues.

“Both decisions in my view need to be addressed,” said Martin, Judiciary Committee chairman.

There should be a way to require agendas for public meetings – except in cases of emergencies – and to open up public interest portions of an autopsy report without making the rest of the autopsy accessible to sensationalists who would do things like post autopsy photographs on the Internet, Martin said.

“We are going to listen to what the coroners have to say about what would be involved in maybe redacting some of that information,” Martin said.

Many public bodies don’t need to be told to post an agenda.

“We tell our clients it’s good business to publish an agenda before every meeting,” said Columbia attorney Ken Childs, whose firm represents numerous school districts across South Carolina. “It tells the public what is going to be discussed. It makes for an orderly meeting. It’s just common sense.”

Not all judges are inclined toward secrecy.

Just last week, State Judge Eugene Griffith ordered Attorney General Alan Wilson to release documents relating to the estate of musician James Brown. The ruling was a victory for freelance journalist Sue Summer of Newberry, who has long been trying to get access to normally public court documents in Brown’s estate. She is represented by former state senator Tom Pope of Newberry and media lawyer Jay Bender of Columbia, who also does work for The State newspaper.

In a statement Friday, Wilson’s office said he has not decided whether he will fight the judge’s order or make the documents public. Wilson has 15 days to produce the documents.

Sometimes, government chooses to release information, despite provisions in the open records law that would allow secrecy. As far as is known, no harm to anyone has resulted.

At least eight times in the past three years, for example, Columbia City Council could have gone behind closed doors to discuss “legal matters,” but its members voted to allow the public to listen to discussions on: purchase agreements for the Palmetto Compress Warehouse, changing the city’s form of government and salaries of the mayor and council members.

But that’s not the norm, says S.C. Press Association executive director Bill Rogers, who keeps tabs on public access.

“We are definitely seeing a trend toward public relations folks managing the news, sanitizing information and slowing down its release,” Rogers said. “The public should be concerned.”


Read more at thestate.com/2014/07/26/3586047/officials-across-south-carolina.html. You can do a SCDC inmate search online at the South Carolina Department of Corrections website. You can view the photographs and public information on a specific inmate. You will need the first and last name of the inmate as well as either their SCDC ID or State Identification ID.

SCDC Inmate Search: He Just Wore Contacts

If you’re looking for the best way to do offender search, then I’m glad you’ve found this website and I strongly advise you to keep reading about SCDC inmate and offender search …My friend Melanie has always been a great parent. She called me that early Saturday morning with big news: she met her daughter Willow’s first boyfriend!

I thought we were going to celebrate this huge event, but Melanie wasn’t about to party. Instead, she was upset.
After meeting the boyfriend (Sam) last night at a family dinner, Mel was convinced he was a shady character: “He was snooping around our house, using prison lingo, had strange tattoos, and wouldn’t really look me in the eye”.

During next week she pestered Willow to ask Sam if he was ever in jail. He said “no” and started pouting because his feelings were hurt.

So, Mel and I tried to find the info on or own.  We called a private investigator, but he was going to charge $250 plus expenses just to start.

Determined that Sam’s report was not going to make my friend go bankrupt, I continued searching…

Finally, I ran into a site where anyone can conduct a SCDC INMATE SEARCH online, and Find offenders and inmates sentenced, incarcerated, and released from South Carolina Department of Corrections. Report covered inmates and offenders in the state and federal prison systems, including Greenville, Drexel, and other locations.

Long story short, Sam turned out to be “clean”. As far as his snooping around Mel’s house, poor guy was in transition from wearing glasses to contacts, and just had not adjusted yet. His eyes were watering for a while, and made him embarrassed, so he was avoiding a direct eye contact until his vision had settled.

Mel was so relieved: she had to spend just a few bucks for the TDCJ inmate lookup report, and Willow was safe.

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