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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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  • Death row list 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-01)
    The inmates listed have been sentenced to the death penalty and are categorized / housed as death row inmates.
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    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, 2018-07)
    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 FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    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 FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    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, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    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, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03)
    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, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02)
    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, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01)
    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, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12)
    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, ...
  • SCDC FAQs 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Resource and Information Management (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11)
    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, ...
  • Corrections connection 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    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.
  • Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    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 ...
  • Sentence length distribution of SCDC total inmate population as of June 30, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-28)
    The South Carolina Department of Corrections publishes statistical reports on their correctional facilities, including system overviews, inmate populations, admissions, and releases.
  • Sentence length distribution of total inmate population as of June 30, fiscal years 2013-2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-28)
    The South Carolina Department of Corrections publishes statistical reports on their correctional facilities, including system overviews, inmate populations, admissions, and releases.
  • Remaining time to serve before expiration of sentence of SCDC total inmate population as of June 30, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-28)
    These statistics break down the incarceration time left for inmates of South Carolina prisons. It ranges from 3 months or less to Life/Death.
  • Remaining time to serve before expiration of sentence of SCDC total inmate population as of June 30, fiscal years 2013-2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-28)
    These statistics break down the incarceration time left for inmates of South Carolina prisons. It ranges from 3 months or less to Life/Death.
  • Profile of inmates in institutional count (including inmates on authorized absence) as of June 30, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-09)
    These statistics break down SC inmate population characteristics. It is broken down by male and female, current age, race, marital status, sentencing data, education, leading most serious offenses, top five committing ...
  • Most serious offense distribution of SCDC total inmate population as of June 30, 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-28)
    This is a list of criminal offenses and the number and percentage of SC inmates who have committed these crimes. They are listed by race and sex.
  • Most serious offense distribution of SCDC total inmate population as of June 30, fiscal years 2013-2017 

    South Carolina Department of Corrections (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-28)
    These statistics show the offense distribution in SC prisons from 2013 to 2017.

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