Anderson County SC Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: July 09, 2024
1009 County Home Rd, Anderson, SC 29625

Anderson 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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Satellite View of Anderson County SC Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Anderson Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 864-260-4200.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Anderson County SC Detention Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Anderson Co Jail, located at 1009 County Home Rd in Anderson, SC, is a secure detention center operated by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Anderson Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

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 Anderson 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

Anderson County SC Detention Center - Visitation

In order to ensure the safety of Detention Center personnel, inmates, their families & friends, the Anderson County Detention Center has put in place rules and guidelines for visitation. These rules are not meant to be “arbitrary,” but were put in place to ensure the safety of all, and order in the facility. You will find these policies and rules below.

Visiting Schedule


  • 17 Year Old Detainees (Male & Female) – 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Males Last Name A – G 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Females 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Males Last Name H – N 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Males Last Name A – G 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Females 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Males Last Name H – N 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Males Last Name O – Z 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Males Last Name O – Z 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • 17 Year Old Detainees (Male & Female) – 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


  • Sentenced County Workers – 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

​Rules & Regulations

  • Inmates will be allowed two 30 minute visits per week, one morning and one evening time slot.
  • Visits are limited to five persons per visit to the first person arriving. If visitors arrive after the inmates 30-minute time slot is used, they will not be allowed to visit. Visitations will need to be coordinated by the inmate and family/friends since the inmate will only be pulled once for visit.
  • Professional visitors such as clergy or attorneys do not count against the two visits. Any member of the clergy may visit any one inmate each Monday (excluding holidays) between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Ordination documentation must be provided to reception prior to a visit. Clergy may also visit with the family during normal visits provided they are on the visitation list. Attorney visits will be accommodated during normal business hours and after hours by special arrangement. Attorneys, bondsman, etc. are asked not to visit during the lunch meal period from 11:45 until 12:15.
  • Only visitors who are on the inmate’s visitation list will be allowed to visit. During the intake process, the inmate fills out the list containing ten (10) persons of their choosing and can only be changed every ninety (90) days.
  • All adult visitors must present photo identification such as a driver’s license, state I.D. card, etc.
  • Visitors entering the facility are subject to a pat-down search. Visitors have the right to refuse the search; however, refusal terminates visitation privileges for that day.
  • No purses, bags, firearms or weapons of any type, chemical sprays, cell phones, or cameras will be allowed in the facility. All personal effects must be left at home or in your vehicle.
  • Officers may refuse a visit if a visitor appears under the influence of any intoxicating substance, refuses to cooperate, fails to produce identification or acts in a disorderly manner.
  • All visitors are required to follow the instructions of the Detention Staff. Visitors failing to cooperate will be asked to leave, terminating the visit and are subject to the revocation of visiting privileges.
  • Children are to be kept under supervision and control during the visit.
  • Visitors must wear conservative clothing. Short-Shorts, miniskirts, bathing suits, halter tops, or other revealing clothing is prohibited and will prevent them from visiting. Any visitor who intentionally exposes themselves in violation of state law during a visit will be prosecuted criminally.
  • Problems encountered with visitation may be addressed with the shift supervisor or the Security Lieutenant in person or by calling 864-260-4363.

Proper Attire

  • Visitors must wear proper attire which conforms to reasonable standards. Halter tops, underwear-type t-shirts, tank tops, fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are not allowed by any visitor (male or female).
  • If the Visitation Officer feels that a visitor's clothing is inappropriate, the visit may be denied.
  • Visitors must remain fully clothed during the visit.
  • Shoes and shirt are mandatory.

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