SCDC - Livesay Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: April 03, 2020
104 Broadcast Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Mailing Address
PO Box 580, Una, SC 29378

Livesay Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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SCDC - Livesay Correctional Institution basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 803-734-1375

The inmates housed at Livesay Correctional located at 104 Broadcast Dr in Spartanburg, SC are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Livesay Correctional Institution is a state prison and is comprised of two camps, Camp A and Camp B. Camp A with a capacity of 530 inmates, formerly known as Livesay Pre-Release Center, and holds level 1A inmates which means they are minimum-custody non-violent inmates who are in a community based pre-release center and within 3 years of release. Camp B, formerly known as Northside Correctional Institution, holds level 1B offenders which is a minimum-security setting with slightly higher security than the 1A inmates. Both facilities house inmates in double bunks, either open bay dorms or in cubicles with open-bay wards with unfenced perimeters.
Inmates at Camp A can work on labor crews that support various government agencies, and on refuse crews that clean roads and highways. Inmates can also receive pre-release training which helps prepare the inmate for discharge. Inmates in Camp B can work in the correctional industries program manufacturing hardwood flooring. Camp B also offers medical care to inmates at both facilities. Additionally, offenders at each facility can take GED preparation courses.
The Center provides an environment conducive to rehabilitation through work programming, pre-release programming/training, and other relevant programs as a means of reintegrating the offender back into the community.
"A" Camp
Education and Vocational Training: GED Preparation and Work Keys instruction.
Health Care: Routine medical care provided at "B" Camp, with 24-hour emergency care available.
Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, recreational services, and Jumpstart Reentry Programs.
Satellite Activities: A Restitution Center was opened in 1990 that is located on the premises and operated by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services. .
Community Services: Provides inmate labor crews to the Spartanburg Housing Authority, the City of Travelers Rest, Spartanburg County Solid Waste, Spartanburg City Public Works, Spartanburg County Environmental Services, Greenville Parks & Recreation and an employee supervised inmate litter crew who picks up trash along the interstate highways.
Work Program: Job development, placement, and financial responsibility.
"B" Camp
Education: GED preparation and Work Keys instruction.
Industries: Private sector industry program manufacturing hardwood flooring.
Health Care: Routine medical care provided on site with 24-hour emergency care available
Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Jumpstart Re-entry
Community Services: Provides inmate labor crews to Laurens Department of Transportation, Clemson Garrison Arena, City of Mauldin, City of Simpsonville, City of Fountain Inn, and two (2) employee supervised litter crews who pick up trash along interstate highways.
LEVEL 1-A (L1-A)
Level 1-A facilities are community-based pre-release/work centers that house minimum-security non-violent inmates who are within 36 months of release. These units are work and program oriented, providing intensive specialized programs that prepare the inmates for release to the community. Housing is mainly double bunk, open-bay wards with unfenced perimeters.

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Inmate Locator

SCDC - Livesay Correctional Institution is a facility in the South Carolina Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

Visitation at all South Carolina Department of Corrections facilities is currently suspended through May 31 and will be reassessed to determine if an extension is needed. If visitation needs to be extended for the protection of inmates and staff because of the public health emergency, SCDC will communicate it to inmates and their families.

Visitation Information

SCDC - Livesay Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visitation Inquiry Line: 803-896-1838
Press 1 — for questions regarding the visitation application process. If the recording does not answer your question, you may leave a message including your phone number (with area code) and staff will return your call within three business days.
Press 2 — for up-to-date information about prisons that presently have canceled visitation because of security concerns.

Each inmate in the S. C. Department of Corrections is allowed to have a maximum of fifteen (15) approved visitors on his/her visiting list. Each inmate is provided with "Request for Visiting Privileges" forms (SCDC Form 19-127) to send to his/her prospective visitors. The only way for an individual to receive a visiting privileges form is from the inmate who wants them to visit. These forms are provided to each inmate upon arrival in the Department of Corrections Reception and Evaluation Center and are available to inmates in all institutions throughout the state. Every individual must complete this form and forward it to Visitation through the Central Visitation Center for processing. The form is reviewed by staff and the information is entered into the automated system. If the form is missing any required information, the form is returned to the sender for proper completion.

Once the application form has been properly completed, submitted, and approved, the individual is added to the inmate's visiting list. An inmate is provided a copy of his approved visiting list once a week if a change is made during that week. IT IS THE INMATE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ADVISE HIS/HER VISITOR(S) OF THEIR APPROVAL.

Minor children that are on the APPROVED visiting list must be accompanied by an adult and will be allowed to visit only if they are the inmate's brothers and sisters, the inmate's children (natural or legally adopted), the inmate's stepchildren, grandchildren, or step-grandchildren. When an individual arrives at an institution to visit, everyone age 10 and older must present a public safety picture identification. Those under age 10 must show a copy of their long-form birth certificate. Certain criteria must be met before an inmate who wishes to have a minor niece/nephew(s) visit. This information is available to the inmates at their institution, but first and foremost the inmate must be incarcerated at least three consecutive years.

Upon arriving at the institution, the visitor must state the name and SCDC number of the inmate they wish to visit. This information is entered into the automated system and if the individual is listed on the inmate's approved visiting list, a visitor's pass will be generated for the individual. [Inmates may only have one visit per day; therefore, all visitors must be together.]

Inmates are not allowed to have visitors during the reception and evaluation process unless they remain in the Reception and Evaluation Center longer than thirty (30) days and the visitor is on the approved visiting list. After thirty (30) days only an inmates' parents, grandparents, spouse, and/or children are eligible to visit at R&E. In order to schedule a visit at R&E on the approved list after 30 days, contact 803-896-2000 between the hours of 8:00-12:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays ONLY.

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