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Lexington County Detention Center

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department Detention manages the Lexington County Detention Center, which serves the secure detention needs of the law enforcement community as well as the public safety needs of citizens in Lexington County. Correctional officers at the Detention Center provides an excellent and safe environment for inmates who are convicted and sentenced and inmates who are awaiting their trial.

The detention facility is at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex in Lexington. Overview of Lexington County Detention center oldest part of the Detention Center, which is maximum security was designed to house 102 inmates and was built in 1975. An annex with medium security was built in 1991 and designed to house 168 inmates. In 1999, a maximum and medium-security facility was added to accommodate an additional 412 inmates.

The center houses adult male and female inmates for municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Lexington County contracts with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice to house inmates who are juveniles. On average, the Detention Center houses more than 700 inmates.

Lexington County Detention Center
In addition to providing law enforcement services to citizens in Lexington County, the Sheriff's Department administers and operates the Lexington County Detention Center, which serves as the primary jail or detention facility in Lexington County. It is the mission of the Lexington County Detention Center to provide professional law enforcement services that improve the quality of life for all people in Lexington County. Rules have been established to achieve these goals regarding

Lexington County Jail inmate search, visitation and contact info

If you want to visit an inmate at the Detention Center, please read the following information carefully to help expedite the visitation process and ensure that no rules are violated. 
About 121 correctional officers, administrative and supervisory personnel are assigned to work at the Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Department employs at least five internationally certified corrections professionals.

 The professional principles of the American Jail Association, American Correctional Association and National Commission for Correctional Health Care guide the management and operation of the detention facility. This responsible management, combined with continual training of staff, help maintain control of operations in the most cost-effective manner.

If you need to find out if a particular inmate is jailed in the Lexington County jail, or if a certain inmate has been moved to the facility, you can perform an online search. The Lexington County jail operates an inmate search directory that allows you to search for inmates who are currently held in the facility. You can also use a directory that provides information about inmates and their current location; GoLookUp's inmate search directory allows you to perform an accurate search for inmates within the Lexington County Detention Center. The Lexington County jail inmate search directory on GoLookUp can help you track down people in the facility thanks to its access to public records.

To find the inmate in Lexington County jail with GoLookUp, all you have to do is enter the name of the person in question into the website's directory. When the name is entered, the directory will scan public records relating to the name you entered. When the search is complete, you will get a detailed report about the person you are searching, including any booking and processing data. If the person is in the Lexington County Detention Center, you will be able to see it in GoLookUp's report and contact the inmate in the means that best suit you.

Programs and services offered to inmates

The Detention Center provides several counseling programs for inmates who are addicted to alcohol and drugs to give them an opportunity to make changes in their personal lives which will reduce the likelihood that they will be arrested and jailed again for committing additional crimes after they are released from the detention facility.

In 2012, 83 percent of the 184 inmates who were released from the detention facility after completing an alcohol and drug abuse counseling program, job skills program or personal growth program successfully returned to the community and were not arrested and jailed again for committing additional crimes.

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The Detention Center also houses sentenced state and local inmate workers who provide labor at the detention facility as well as other Lexington County government offices and buildings. Inmate workers also are utilized to pick up litter along public roadways across Lexington County.

Sending mail to inmates

Inmates are allowed to receive mail every weekday, except holidays. The letter is not subjected to censor by Detention Center personnel. All incoming mail is, however, opened and inspected for any kind of contraband in the presence of the inmate.

Inmates can receive only normal-sized cards or letters. Envelopes with clasps or padding will not be accepted. Packages also will not be accepted. Legal mail, such as mail from an attorney’s office, is exempt from these restrictions, but legitimate mail can be inspected for contraband.

You can mail the letter to this address,  Inmate’s name, housing location and inmate number, Lexington County Detention Center, P.O. Box 2019, Lexington, SC 29071-2019

Telephone Calls

Inmates cannot receive telephone calls or messages. Inmates can make telephone calls outside the Detention Center as long as the person who is spoken to agrees to pay for the charges of the telephone call. In case of an emergency, you can contact the Detention Center shift supervisor at (803) 785-2743.

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