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Visitor Information

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Is scheduled by appointment by the inmate 24 hours in advance. Name of visitor(s) must be on the visitation schedule provided by the inmate, or visit will not be allowed. No more than two (2) visitors will be allowed per visit. Out of state visitors’ who present out of state picture I.D. may be granted an unscheduled visit if space is available.



Visiting Hours


Units A1A, A1B, A1C, A1D, A1E, A1F, A3K, A3L, A3M, A3N,

B1A, B2G, B2H, B2I, B2J, B3K, B3L, B3M, B3N, B4O, B4P,

C2G, C2H, C2I, C2J, C3K, C3L, C3M, C3N, C4O, C4P, and Medical


Monday- Friday

Saturday and Sunday

 12pm- 5pm and 6pm-8pm

  9am- 12pm and 1pm-5pm

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Visitor Rules and Regulations

  • All visitors must properly identify themselves with legal picture ID.

  • Visitors will not enter any areas of the facility except approved routes to and from the visiting area.

  • Visitors under the influence of alcohol and drugs will not be admitted to the facility.

  • Visitors must be at least 17 years of age.

  • Children cannot be left in the Lobby unattended

  • Visitors may not give or receive anything from an inmate.

  • No personal effects such as purses, smoking materials, are allowed in the Detention Center.

  • All visitors are subject to search before entering the Detention Center

  • Members of the Clergy related to an inmate fall under the rules of general visitation

  • Disorderly contact will not be tolerated.

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Proper Attire

  • Visitors must remain fully clothed during the visit.

  • Shoes and shirt are mandatory.

  • Halter tops, underwear-type T-shirts, tank tops, fish net shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see through fabric are not allowed by any visitor (male or female).

  • Visitors may wear Bermuda-length shorts.

  • Any Immodest/inappropriate apparel is not allowed.

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  • Glasses and prescription medication for inmates may be accepted at the Cashier Window with Medical approval, 529-7346.


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Leaving Money

  • Money can be deposited into the inmates Canteen account at the Cashiers Window or by sending money orders through the U.S. Mail (Do not send Cash or Personal Checks).

  • All money orders should be made out to the Charleston County Detention Center c/o inmates’ name and number. Any money orders altered or made out in any other manner will not be accepted.

  • Money being brought to the Detention Center to be deposited into the inmates account will be accepted at the following times:

  • Adults and Juveniles - Monday thru Sunday 7:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.

  • Juveniles - Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

  • For money to be available for inmates to use for Canteen it must be deposited before 4:30 on Sunday

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Property Release

  • Personal or valuable property can only be released by the approval of the inmate during the following hours:

Monday thru Friday
8 to 11 a.m.
1 to 4 p.m.


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When sending mail to an inmate you must follow these rules.

  • Put your name and return address on the envelope.

  • Put the inmate’s full name (the name in which they were booked in under).

  • Address the envelope like the following example:

John Doe #1231231 C/O

Charleston County Detention Center

3841 Leeds Ave.

Charleston SC, 29405

  • The only mail allowed to be received by inmates are letters only. No packages are accepted at the Detention Center. The only exception to this is pictures. Inmates may receive five (5) but they cannot be Polaroid.

  • Incoming and outgoing mail will be inspected for contraband. Any mail found to contain contraband will be held by the Detention Center and may serve as the basis for disciplinary or criminal charges.

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