Cherokee County SC Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: August 13, 2021
315 E Meadow St, Gaffney, SC 29340
Mailing Address
315 East Dr. L. M. Rosemond Blvd., Gaffney, SC 29340

Cherokee 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 Cherokee County SC Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Cherokee Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 864-487-2529.

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 Cherokee County SC Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Cherokee Co Jail is a detention center located at 315 E Meadow St Gaffney, SC which is operated locally by the Cherokee 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. Cherokee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Gaffney 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 Detention Center is the primary holding facility for all county and local inmates who are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced to 90 days incarceration or less. It operates as a “direct supervision” environment, meaning there are no “bars or cells”, as in traditional facilities. After employment, each detention officer is sent to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for Basic Jail Training. After returning, they are assigned to duties within the facility. The Center is controlled by a central control room from which all doors, lights, climate systems, telephones, and over 50 cameras are operated.

A word to those who intentionally violate the law: If you are looking for television, radio, weight lifting equipment, newspapers or magazines, or recreational sports such as basketball - you should stay at home. Those luxuries are not present at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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 Cherokee 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

Cherokee County SC Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation is determined by unit assignment and bed number. One visitation hour per week is allowed with appropriate attire. Inmates may list four persons on a visitation sheet. Only two persons listed are permitted to visit at one time. Visitors names may be changed each Monday.

Visiting Policies - Visitation is determined by unit assignment and bed number. One visitation hour per week is allowed with appropriate attire. Inmates may list four persons on a visitation sheet. Only two persons listed are permitted to visit at one time. Visitors names may be changed each Monday.

  • A responsible adult must accompany all visitors under the age of 17.
  • All children must be on the visitation form to be allowed to visit and will be counted as one of the two visitors allowed.
  • All visitors must be signed in at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of visitation. If you are late, you will not be allowed in.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the visitation area. (Including candy from the machines in the lobby area)
  • If a visitor leaves the visitation area, they may not return.
  • Visitors may not relay messages from persons in the lobby area to inmates in the visitation area.
  • Only one chair is permitted per window. If two visitors are present, one will remain standing.
  • All visitors and inmates must remain seated.
  • No loud talking, excessive noise, or vulgar or profane language will be tolerated.
  • Visitors must visit only the inmate which they signed up to visit.
  • No graffiti or vandalism will be tolerated.
  • Touching the window is not allowed.

Failure to follow the above rules will result in the termination of your visit and possible future visitation.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.