South Carolina State Jails

South Carolina Jail Information:

South Carolina came into being on the 23rd of May, 1788 and was the 8th state to be formed in America. South Carolina when compared to the geographical area of other states in America happens to be the 40th biggest state. It is spread over an area of 32,007 square miles. South Carolina is densely populated making it the 26th most populated state of America having a population of 4,012,012. The residents of this state are often called South Carolinians. The states of North Carolina and Georgia share their borders with South Carolina along with the Atlantic Ocean. The major industries that are set up in South Carolina are tourism, paper products, electronics, machinery, processed foods, manufacturing chemicals, textiles and farming which mostly comprises of soybeans and tobacco.

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South Carolina State is ranked top ten safest states with lowest inarcaration rates based on total population.
Additional Information on South Carolina Jails:

The South Carolina Department of Corrections otherwise commonly referred to as SCDC is the administrative body that oversees the South Carolina State Jails. Their responsibility includes the duty of providing adequate housing, feeding and security services to all the adult offenders that are above the age of seventeen who have been given a sentence of more than three months. The Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, DPPPS, have the responsibility of overseeing all parole, probation and community supervision programs. A separate Department of Juvenile Justice is set up under the South Carolina State Jails that have the responsibility of overseeing all juvenile law offenders of the state.


The incarceration rate in South Carolina is 539 inmates per 100,000 residents of the state. This happens to be the 8th highest incarceration rate in the United States. The costs required to run the South Carolina State Prison is roughly 301.6 million dollars each year. That is almost 13,170 dollars each year for each inmate that is housed in the facility.