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The original correctional system in South Carolina was established in 1866 when the South Carolina Legislature passed an act that created the first state-level prison for felons that were housed in county facilities. In 1960, the Governor decided to end the abuses of the correctional system and therefore created the South Carolina Department of Corrections The South Carolina Department of Corrections protects citizens by confining offenders in controlled facilities and by providing rehabilitative, self-improvement opportunities to prepare inmates for their re-integration into society.

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  • South Carolina Department of Corrections cost per inmate fiscal years 1988-2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-09)
    This gives the cost of keeping inmates in prisons. It is broken down by annual cost and daily cost, based on state funds and all funds. It covers years 1988 through 2017.
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08)
    These brochures give statistics on South Carolina prisons. Some items include SCDC average daily facility count per month, admissions to SCDC, recidivism rates of Inmates released, profile of inmates in institutional count, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    These brochures give statistics on South Carolina prisons. Some items include SCDC average daily facility count per month, admissions to SCDC, recidivism rates of Inmates released, profile of inmates in institutional count, ...
  • SCDC staff report by location security vs. non-security filled positions as of July 1, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07-01)
    This lists the number of correctional officers and non-security positions at correctional facilities in South Carolina as well as the number of inmates and gives an inmate to correctional officer ratio for each institution.
  • SCDC staff report by location security vs. non-security filled positions as of June 1, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06-01)
    This lists the number of correctional officers and non-security positions at correctional facilities in South Carolina as well as the number of inmates and gives an inmate to correctional officer ratio for each institution.
  • Inmate Population Summary for June 15, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06-15)
    This paper shows the inmate population in South Carolina by male and female prisoners. It is broken down by count, agency high and month count and SCDC space utilization. These statistics show the prison population in SC ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06)
    These brochures give statistics on South Carolina prisons. Some items include SCDC average daily facility count per month, admissions to SCDC, recidivism rates of Inmates released, profile of inmates in institutional count, ...
  • SCDC staff report by location security vs. non-security filled positions as of May 1, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05-01)
    This lists the number of correctional officers and non-security positions at correctional facilities in South Carolina as well as the number of inmates and gives an inmate to correctional officer ratio for each institution.
  • Inmate Population Summary for April 15, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04-15)
    This paper shows the inmate population in South Carolina by male and female prisoners. It is broken down by count, agency high and month count and SCDC space utilization. These statistics show the prison population in SC ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05)
    These brochures give statistics on South Carolina prisons. Some items include SCDC average daily facility count per month, admissions to SCDC, recidivism rates of Inmates released, profile of inmates in institutional count, ...

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