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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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  • Population counts and capacities 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07-01)
    This sheet gives statistics on the number of prisoners in South Carolina institutions. It is broken down by institution, general housing, restrictive housing, programs and number of inmates. Actual figures and percentages ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    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, ...
  • Inmate population summary for May 15, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections. Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-15)
    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 (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    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, ...
  • Statewide case classification and community corrections plan : report to the General Assembly 

    South Carolina Department of Parole & Community Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 1982-01)
    The South Carolina Parole and Community Corrections Board submitted the Statewide Case Classification and Community Corrections Plan for 1982 in compliance with Section 15 of the Parole and Community Corrections Act of ...
  • Inmate population summary for April 15, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-15)
    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 ...
  • Corrections connection 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01)
    This quarterly newsletter is a useful resource to hear about what’s going on at SCDC. The newsletter will also serve as a platform to pose questions or concerns and lists news from the different institutions around the state.
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04)
    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 March 15, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-03-15)
    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, 2019-03)
    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 February 15, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-02-15)
    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, 2019-02)
    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 January 15, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections. Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-15)
    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, 2019-01)
    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 December 15, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-15)
    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, 2018-12)
    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, ...
  • Population counts and capacities 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-01)
    This sheet gives statistics on the number of prisoners in South Carolina institutions. It is broken down by institution, general housing, restrictive housing, programs and number of inmates. Actual figures and percentages ...
  • Fiscal Year 2019-20 agency budget plan 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The South Carolina Department of Corrections reports to the Office of State Budget its annual budget plan that includes a budget plan summary, recurring operating request, non-recurring operating request and capital request.
  • Agency accountability report Fiscal Year 2017-18 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    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 ...
  • Inmate population summary for November 15, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-11-15)
    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 ...

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