Aiken County SC Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: July 14, 2023
435 Wire Rd, Aiken, SC 29801

Aiken Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Aiken County SC Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Aiken Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 803-642-2040.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Aiken County SC Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Aiken Co Jail is a detention center located at 435 Wire Rd Aiken, SC which is operated locally by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Aiken County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Aiken Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for South Carolina here.

The Aiken County Detention Center houses an average of 375 to 450 inmates, who either are awaiting trial, or are serving sentences less than 90 days. The ACDC is a state-of-the-art security facility, with six minimum to maximum security housing units.

Intake and Release - When an individual arrives at ACDC, employees document the arrestee’s personal property, take fingerprints, photographs and run a criminal history check, with all information entered into a jail management database. The arrestee also receives a health screening shortly after arriving at the facility.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in South Carolina. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Aiken County SC Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Aiken County Detention Center - Visitation

Arrestee and Visitor Information - Citizens now can schedule visits on an as-available basis with inmates at the Detention Center by visiting You can choose to visit on-site at the Detention Center or schedule a paid visit from the convenience of your own home, using the video visitation system. Visitors can also schedule visits in the Detention Center lobby by using a visitation kiosk.

All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and approved by facility staff.

Inmates that are currently serving a disciplinary sanction will not be approved for visitation.

Please be aware that an inmate can refuse to see any visitor.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time for your visit in order to be registered in a timely manner! If you arrive at the exact time of your visit, please be prepared to wait and visitation time will be cut short. Any child under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult and must remain under the adult's supervision at all times.

Visitors must wear proper attire that conforms to reasonable standards. Short shorts, short skirts, bathing suits, and tank tops or excessively tight or revealing clothing is considered to be inappropriate attire. Shoes and shirts are required. The Visitation Officer has the authority to deny a visit with an inmate if the visitor is wearing inappropriate attire. Smoking is not permitted inside the Detention Center and visitation area.

Visitors shall follow facility rules. Violations of facility rules may result in the cancellation of current and future visits.

Visitors are subject to identification verification.

Visits may be canceled or rescheduled at any time by facility staff.

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