South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC)

  • Agency: South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC)
  • Address: 4444 Broad River Rd, Columbia, 29210 SC
  • Chief:
Phone: 803-896-8500
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South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC) is located at 4444 Broad River Rd, Columbia, 29210 SC. The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC) phone number is 803-896-8500.

South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC) News

Thinking about applying for a job at SCDC? Come by our booth at the South Carolina State Fair to discover our unlimited Career Opportunities. Located in the Ruff Building.

We’re #hiring today @ Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union in Moncks Corner from 10AM-2PM. Interviews will be conducted on-site for Correctional Officers for Lieber Correctional Institution. Come learn about increased officer pay and great state benefits including 3 weeks of annual leave, 3 weeks of sick leave, Police Officers Retirement, & more! We hope to see you today @ 206 E Main St. in Moncks Corner from 10AM-2PM! Hiring Event: Friday, Sept. 7th from 10AM-2PM Heritage Trust @ 206 E Main St., Moncks Corner

‪Today Kirkland CI held the second “Father’s Voice” program in which the inmates record themselves reading children’s books. The recorded books are then sent to their children, so they can listen to their incarcerated parent’s voice reading them the story. The “Mother’s Voice” program is available to inmates at Leath and Camille Graham Correctional Institutions. Kirkland is the first of SCDC’s male institutions to have “Father’s Voice” which launched over Father’s Day in June 2018. These programs provide a way for the inmates to maintain a connection with their children while they are separated during the parent’s incarceration. These programs were made possible by SCDC’s partnership with the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University. The institute is named for Former SC Governor Dick Riley who was the special guest for today’s program. SCDC Director Bryan Stirling champions these opportunities saying, “It is vitally important to help maintain a connection between that offender and their family so that children back home know that their parents still care for them.”

We’re #hiring today from 10AM-1PM @ SC Works in Lancaster! Interviews are being conducted on-site for Correctional Officers for Kershaw Correctional Institution. Come out to 705 N. White Street in Lancaster, SC from 10AM-1PM today to learn about rewarding careers with great state benefits!!

Today the South Carolina Department of Corrections celebrated the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This year's theme was "A Love That Keeps on Giving." SCDC is honored to have hundreds of volunteers visit the institutions on a regular basis to offer a variety of programs and services to the inmate population. The educational, vocational, and instructional programs provide the inmates with skills and knowledge to further their education and learn knew trades & skills. SCDC Director Bryan Stirling thanked the volunteers for all that they do by going above and beyond to positively impact the lives of the inmates. Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Columbia, Melron Kelly, served as keynote speaker. We are so appreciative of all our volunteers for continuously dedicating their time, talents, and energy with others. They truly make a difference!

Great news!! Director Bryan Stirling, announces that Governor McMaster’s budget includes a $1,000 increase for security staff and food service specialists. In addition, for those who qualify, they will be receiving the 2nd phase of the Retention Bonus ($750). Please take the time to thank your legislators for all that they do and Thank You for all you do for SCDC and the citizens of this state.

Camille Graham Correctional Institution hosted a Creative Arts Program highlighting the resident inmate’s talents in poetry, singing, and dance. The program featured guest speakers Darci Strickland, Anchor WLTX News19, and Monifa Lemons, Executive Director of The Watering Hole Poetry.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections asks that you join us in lifting up the friends and family of Minnesota Department of Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm, who was tragically killed in the line of duty.

Join us in congratulating the most recent class of officers graduating from Crisis Intervention Team Training. Their training has prepared them to respond to a crisis as it occurs. These outstanding officers will be reporting to Allendale, Broad River, Kershaw, Kirkland, Lee, Leath, Lieber, MacDougall, Manning, McCormick, Perry, Ridgeland, and Trenton Correctional Institutions.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is providing new Rocky AlphaForce (Rocky Boots) Boots to all security staff. The Rocky AlphaForce boots have been voted as the best boots worn by law enforcement throughout the country.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections Division of Victim Services welcomes a new member to its team, Flossy, a service dog that will assist in helping employees manage stress and aid in overcoming any crisis which they may have faced. Flossy was donated to the department through the PAALS partnership fully trained with the skill set and experience of working with individuals who have experienced crisis.

Kirkland Correctional Institution held its first “A Father’s Voice” program today. This is an extension of the “A Mother’s Voice” programs at Camille Graham and Leath Correctional Institutions, and today’s program was the first held at one of our male facilities. These programs allow incarcerated parents to record themselves reading a children’s book. The recorded books are then sent to their children, so they can listen to their parents’ voice reading them the story. The books recorded today will be sent to the children in time for Father’s Day, if they will not be present for visitation this weekend.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections will host the first A Father’s Voice program in Kirkland Correctional Institution at 1:00 PM, today. ‬

VISITATION INFORMATION: Lee CI will have a special visitation today, Friday, from 3:00-6:00 PM, it is cancelled for Saturday, and will run normal hours on Sunday. All other institutions are scheduled to run normal hours. Please call the hotline, 803-896-1838, to verify.

We invite you to join us in celebrating our extraordinary staff as a part of National Correctional Officers and Employees Appreciation Week. We thank them for their tireless dedication and service to SCDC! They are the heart of this agency. Pictures from SCDC Appreciation Week celebrations across the state can be seen below. The accompanying video features some of our amazing staff and a special message from Director Bryan Stirling with some exciting uniform news for our officers.

We invite you to join us in celebrating our extraordinary staff as a part of National Correctional Officers and Employees Appreciation Week. We thank them for their tireless dedication and service to SCDC! They are the heart of this agency. Pictures from SCDC Appreciation Week celebrations across the state can be seen below. The accompanying video features some of our amazing staff and a special message from Director Bryan Stirling with some exciting uniform news for our officers.

On Wednesday, May 2, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association held its annual Law Enforcement Memorial. SCDC’s Division of Industries Director played the bagpipes during the opening procession of the ceremony. Director Bryan Stirling represented SCDC by standing in honor of SCDC officers who passed away in 2017. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who protect and serve SCDC and all Law Enforcement agencies.

Last Saturday, Camille Griffin Graham CI welcomed actress Felicia Pearson, best known for playing Felicia “Snoop” Pearson on HBO’s “The Wire.” Pearson spoke to the inmates about her troubled childhood, her six years in prison, and how she overcame it all to become a successful actor, writer, and hip-hop artist. She shared a message of hope for the women to keep striving to do better because they have the opportunity to be successful upon release like she was. This visit is just one of many special activities going on during National Reentry Week which celebrates SCDC’s efforts to help inmates successfully transition back into the community after incarceration.

Senator Katrina Shealy and Manning Reentry/Work Release Center kicked off National Reentry Week today by unveiling their transitional clothing closet. The closet allows returning citizens to choose clothing to wear for their release. They can also select an outfit of business attire to wear for job interviews. All of the items are donations received by Manning, many of which were donated by Senator Shealy from a collection she had at the State House. Anyone who’d like to donate, please call 803-935–6000 for more information.

‪The South Carolina State Guard and South Carolina Department of Corrections on perimeter fence patrol at Lee Correctional Facility.‬

Most SCDC Correctional Institutions, with the exception of Lee CI, will have visitation. Please call the hotline, 803-896-1838, to verify.

Members of the South Carolina Department of Corrections Situation Control Team preparing the inmates lunch at Lee CI. Typically, inmate work teams learn these job skills, train, and prepare the meals at institutions.

The South Carolina Department of Correctiosn will host actor, author, and rapper Felicia Pearson on Saturday at Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution for National Reentry Week.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections has requested a formal review of the Lee Correctional Institution incident on April 15, 2018 by the Association of State Correctional Administrators. Letters of request and response are attached.

‪The South Carolina Department of Corrections and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division responded to an incident at Lee Correctional Institution. ‬ Lee Correctional Institution was secured at 2:55 AM following an incident which started at 7:15 PM. The incident involved multiple inmate on inmate altercations in three housing units. The incident at Lee CI resulted in 22 inmates requiring outside medical attention and 7 inmates were killed. The inmates who were killed have been identified as RAYMOND ANGELO SCOTT, MICHAEL MILLEDGE, DAMONTE MARQUEZ RIVERA, EDDIE CASEY JAY GASKINS, JOSHUA SVWIN JENKINS, COREY SCOTT, CORNELIUS QUANTRAL MCCLARY. All SCDC staff and responding law enforcement officers are safe and accounted for. SCDC Police Services and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating. Thank you to SLED and Lee County Emergency Services for their assistance.