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Laurens County Detention Center information

It protects the public by securely housing individuals who have been arrested and accused of committing various offenses.

Laurens County Detention Center Mission and statement

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office's mission is to provide fair as well as impartial enforcement of criminal laws of the State of South Carolina and the ordinances of Laurens County. To protect life and property, preserve the peace, deter as well as apprehend violators of the law, act as the arms of our courts, and humanely care for those in their custody.

Goals include operating the Detention Center most efficiently and cost-effectively possible while ensuring inmates receive humane, respectful and professional treatment from detention personnel.

Overview of Laurens County detention center

The Laurens County Detention Center is a medium security detention center in 216 West Main St in Laurens, SC. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office operates the county jail. The correctional facility houses inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the inmates who are sentenced are there for less than a two-year bid. Laurens County only accepts inmates who come from surrounding towns, municipalities and the Laurens Police Department. The inmates are booked and held until they can see a magistrate for arraignment and the plea to their pending charges.

Laurens County Detention Center

What kind of facility is Laurens County detention center?

It generally houses inmates who are serving less than a year and inmates who are awaiting their sentence. The jail accepts inmates from the US Marshal and ICE where space is necessary. Overcrowding is an issue in both county jail as well as a state prison. Both systems operate a good behavior program. Those who are on good behavior can have their sentences reduced or cut.
 
Security Level at Laurens County detention center

The center takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily by law enforcement and police from Laurens County and nearby cities and towns. Some of the offenders who may stay less than one day or only for a few days until they are released from the center in a court proceeding, some after putting up a bond and they are issued to a pretrial services caseload under supervision by the court.

The jail is divided into pods, and each pod has individual cells, an outdoor recreational area, and common areas. Per cell, there are two to three inmates, and the jail is crowded at about 90 percent capacity, and this population varies daily sometimes over-crowded.


Laurens County detention center Inmate Search

The center publishes the names of their inmates who are currently in their facility in South Carolina. You can start your search with a locator to see if your loved one is there.

Laurens County Detention Center Inmate Search

Laurens County detention center Visitation Information

When you visit an inmate at the center, the visit is a non-contact visit and is conducted through a glass partition. Inmates are allowed two visitors per day.

How To Send/deposit Money for an inmate at Laurens County Detention Center?

There are a few guidelines to follow if you want to send money to an inmate. These are general guidelines to send money to an inmate's trust account or commissary account. It is not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. 

Inmates generally need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service, the electronic tablets that are offered and paying the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per night payment for the jail’s expenses that an inmate needs to pay.


Sending mail to an inmate in Laurens County detention center

Letters that are received and sent by inmates are subject to a scan inspection to check if there are contraband items that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Any mail other than letters will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

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