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Department of Corrections
Inmate Records Branch
4444 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29221-1787
  • P: 803-896-8531
  • F: 803-896-1217
  • Hours: 8AM-4:30PM

South Carolina Incarceration Record Availability

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) requires individuals requesting information under the FOIA to submit their request in writing to SCDC's FOIA Coordinator at the above address.

Access to South Carolina Incarceration Records

Records Available:
SCD provides limited public access to inmate records and its system of dissemination is mostly geared toward victims of crimes. South Carolina inmate lookup will return limited records, including name of offender, location of incarceration and projected release date.

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The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) provides online access to public information about the offenders housed in its facilities. Information on parolees, probationers, offenders who are under community supervision, and fugitives is not included in the online records. Incarcerated juvenile offenders are also excluded. In addition to its online Inmate Search feature, the South Carolina Department of Corrections offers a toll-free inmate information line: 877-846-3472. Both the online database and the inmate information line are available to any interested party.

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The South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate Search database and the toll-free inmate information number are offered as a public service. Individuals using either of these services are not charged.

Information about inmates who are currently incarcerated in an institution of the SCDC is available online. The SCDC does not guarantee the timeliness of its online records.

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