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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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  • SCDC Staff Report by Location Security vs. Non-Security Filled Positions as of November 1, 2016 - Payroll Date 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-01)
    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 November 15, 2016 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-15)
    These papers show 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.
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11)
    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 October 1, 2016 - Payroll Date 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10-01)
    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 September 15, 2016 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Managemen (South Carolina State Library, 2016-09-15)
    These papers show 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.
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10)
    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 September 1, 2016 - Payroll Date 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2016-09-01)
    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 FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2016-09)
    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, ...
  • Inmate Population Summary for August 15, 2016 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Managemen (South Carolina State Library, 2016-08-15)
    These statistics show the inmate population in South Carolina by male and female prisoners. They are broken down by count, agency high and month count and SCDC space utilization.
  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    The South Carolina Department of Corrections reports to the Office of State Budget its annual accountability report that includes an executive summary, organizational profile including leadership system, program descriptions ...

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