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Abbeville County Detention Center

WELCOME to our Detention Center home page, Our page is new so it will be under construction for a while. please bookmark our site and check back in soon.

Pictured above is our Law Enforcement Center opened in January 2002. The Law Enforcement Center houses the Sheriff's Office, Detention Center and Magistrate's Office. The Law Enforcement Center is located just off of Hwy 28 By-pass, East of Abbeville off of Hwy 72.

The Detention Center is under jurisdiction of Sheriff Charles H. Goodwin and can currently house 105 adult inmates, 44 pre-sentenced, 38 sentenced, 6 maximum security, 2 special management and 15 female inmates. In addition to the Detention Center we also manage the County Prison which houses up to 38 sentenced State and County inmates who are assigned supervised work details throughout the County.

Abbeville County Detention Center Mission Statement

The Abbeville County Detention Center is one part of the criminal justice system serving the citizens of Abbeville County. We recognize that each segment of the system impacts the nature and size of the Detention Center population. We endorse, to the extent consistent with the primary goal of public safety and security, the development of alternatives to incarceration (such as community service, electronic monitoring) as an integral part of the Abbeville County Detention Centerís criminal justice system. The Detention Center must also serve the needs of all user agencies and individuals, including prisoners, staff, law enforcement, the courts, attorneys, and community organizations.

The Abbeville County Detention Center will serve as the intake center for un-sentenced misdemeanor and/or felony detainees/inmates, and as an incarceration facility for sentenced offenders. It will provide facilities for the detention of both un-sentenced detainees/inmates and sentenced inmates in a minimum, medium, and maximum-security environment. All facilities will provide housing and services of equal quality for all classes of detainees/ inmates.

Interesting Detention and Jail Links

National Institute of Corrections
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South Carolina Department of Corrections
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American Corrections Association
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American Jail Association
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SLED State Law Enforcement Division Home Page
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South Carolina Sex Offender Registry information
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South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Home Page
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Abbeville County Detention Center


Joseph Battle
Post Office Box 9 (mailing)
21 Old Calhoun Falls Rd.(physical)
59 Old Calhoun Falls Rd.(County Prison physical)
Abbeville, SC 29620
864 446-6200
864 446-6222 or 6050 fax

Detention Staff

Lt. Patricia Williams
Lt. Brenda Waller
Lt. Pam Wharton, ATAC
Sgt. Phillip Crawford
Sgt. Gloria Anderson, ATAC
Sgt. Sandra Williams
Ofc. II Tommy Smith
Ofc. II Wyatt Smith
Ofc. II TraTanus Agnew
Ofc. II Carmen Ettson
Ofc. II Steven Yerkes
Ofc. II Loterra Gray
Ofc. II Katrina Brown
Ofc. II Bonnie Bryant
Ofc. II Berna Anderson
Ofc. James Bell
Ofc. II Karen Baskin
Ofc. II Nathan Stone
Ofc. Deautra Lee
Ofc. Melissa Glover
Ruth Burton, food services Supervisor
Arlene Burton, food services

Detention Employment

Our agency is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals.
Qualifications include: 21 year of age, High School graduate or certificate of GED, clear criminal and driving record, a clear credit report and be in good physical condition. Applicants must be able to attend and successfully complete a 3 week Basic Jail training course at the SC Criminal Justice Academy. Abbeville County offers a very attractive benefits package to all full time employees. Applicants should apply in person at the above address or send a resume to the above Post Office Box attn: Administrator. Abbeville County is a equal opportunity employer.

Inmate Visitation

Inmates housed at our Detention Center facility are allowed three (3), non-consecutive one (1) hour visitations each week. Visitation is limited to three (3) persons at a time in the visitation unit. ALL visitors must have a valid State picture ID. Small children accompanied by a parent or gaurdian do not have to have picture ID unless they are ten (10) years of age or older and are not included in the visitation limit. ALL visitation must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the day of the visit by calling 864 446-6200. ALL visitors must provide names of all visitors, address and a phone number. NO personal item may be brought to inmates unless approved by the Administrator. Inmates may purchase items from the commissary. Visitors may bring certified money orders to deposit in inmates commissary accounts.

Inmates housed at our County Prison Facility are allowed visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. ID is required and number of visitors the same as the Detention Center. Limited Items may be brought to inmates, these items can be explained during the first visit or by calling 864 446-6200.

**N O T I C E**

ALL items brought in to inmates at either facility will be searched. Any person attempting to bring in contraband WILL be criminally charged. ALL visitors and their personal effects are subject to search before and after visitation. No pocketbooks, briefcases or cellular phones are allowed in visitation area (storage lockers are provided to secure personal items).

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