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Spartanburg County was formed in 1785 by an act of the legislature of South Carolina out of the Ninety-six district. On the third Monday in June of 1785, Mr. William Young was elected as the first Sheriff of Spartanburg County.

Since Mr. William Young was sworn in as Sheriff of Spartanburg County in 1785. Forty different men have followed in his footsteps and have held the office of Sheriff of Spartanburg County. Sheriff Chuck Wright is the latest in a long line of Sheriffs in Spartanburg County.

Spartanburg County Jail Detention Services Division

The Detention Services Division is a branch of the Sheriff’s Office who is charged with the duty of protecting the public. The Spartanburg County Detention Center does this by securely detaining individuals who have been arrested and accused of committing different offenses against the citizens of Spartanburg County.

The main goal that the detention center aspires to is to provide a secure, safe and sanitary place of pre-trial incarceration in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. The Spartanburg County Detention Center also strives to give inmates humane, respectful as well as professional treatment. The detention administration assures continued oversight and compliance with state and local jail standards. It also gives its detainees realistic career development, strategic planning, training and safety for its staff and management.

Spartanburg County Jail

The initiatives of the department include but aren’t limited to the following.

  • Compliance with any applicable State and Federal Laws as well as standards.
  • Efficient use of resources and coordination by cooperating with other criminal justice agencies.
  • Helping other law enforcement agencies in their service to the community by providing support services.
  • Management and professional development of departmental personnel.
  • Adhering and maintaining the highest standards of training as well as ethics.
  • Serve the citizens of Spartanburg County as well as provide all of the related services that are deemed necessary to fulfill the department’s mission.

There are a total of 844 inmates at the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office County.


Spartanburg County Jail Mail

As of 1st May 2015, the only acceptable form of incoming and outgoing personal correspondence will be in the form of a postcard. Postcards can be either plain or pictured. Personal incoming letters will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender. All pictures must be in the form of a postcard. Pictures will not be permitted to be dropped off at the facility or mailed to the facility for any inmate.

All incoming mail must be in rectangular postcard form. The only exception to this rule is privileged mail. Postcards can only be at least 3.5 x 5 as well as no larger than 4.25 x 6 and must be written in blue or black ink. A return name and address must be clearly marked on the postcard. The reason for all of these rules is to ensure the safety as well as the security of all jail inmates, facilities and staff.

The mailing address is as follows.

Inmate Name

950 California Ave.

Spartanburg, SC 29303

Spartanburg County Jail Inmate Search

Spartanburg County Jail Privileged mail consists of the following

  • Law Enforcement Officials
  • All Court officials
  • Attorneys
  • Legal Representation Groups, ACLU, Prisoner Rights Groups, etc.
  • PREA, Mental Health, or Victims’ Advocates
  • City, county, state or federal officials.

The U.S Postal Money Orders will only be received by mail. If letters or photographs are found in the envelope, all of the contents will be returned to the sender. It is important that you write the inmates’ name and inmate number on the Money Order.

Spartanburg County Jail Contact information

Sheriff’s Office phone number - (864) 503-4500

Physical Address –

8045 HOWARD ST.,


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