LaShanda Hicks , Director of Support Services
Trinity Food Services, Food Services:
The SACDC contracted out Food Services in 2001. Currently, all Food Service is provided by Trinity Food Service. Food Service is staffed by contracted personnel and provides opportunities for qualifying male and female inmates to gain work experience while incarcerated. More than 4,000 meals are served daily to both inmates and staff.
Trinity Food Services provides an approved menu, written by a registered dietician which meets the guidelines of the American Correctional Association. All meals are based on the recommended dietary allowances and the dietary reference intakes by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. An average of 3,000 calories is offered to each inmate per day.
Additionally, Trinity has a policy for sanitation and cooking standards that fall under Quality Assurance Review, to ensure proper food handling and sanitation guidelines are met.
Carolina Center for Occupational Health, Medical Services:
The SACDC has contracted Medical Services
since 1996. All Medical Services are
provided by the Carolina Center for
Occupational Health. Medical Services at the
facility include; sick calls (requested by
inmates), routine dental care, and chronic
care. Medical staff are in house 24/7 to
provide round the clock care to the inmates.
The facility has a 22 bed inpatient
infirmary, licensed by the Department of
Health and Environmental Control, for
patients requiring skilled nursing. The
facility handles medication services with an
in house pharmacy and is licensed by the
Department of Health and Environmental
Control as a Non-Dispensing Drug Outlet. The
partnership between Carolina Center for
Occupational Health and the Sheriff Al
Cannon Detention Center ensures that inmates
have access to and receive all necessary
medical care in accordance with all
constitutional, federal, and state
requirements as well as all standards set
forth by the State of South Carolina, OSHA,
and the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.
The medical program at the Sheriff Al Cannon
Detention Center is currently accredited by
the National Commission on Correctional
McDaniel Supply Company, Inmate
McDaniel Supply Company was awarded the
inmate commissary contract in July, 2004.
McDaniel Supply provides all commissary
services to inmates. Contracted personnel
are on staff 5-days per week. Inmate orders
are processed and delivered each week.
McDaniel Supply also provides indigent kits
to qualifying inmates upon request. McDaniel
Supply has built into its system quality
control measures which ensure a 99.9% fill
rate. McDaniel Supply Company adheres to the
Fair Market Standard in pricing all goods
sold at the SACDC.
Vending, Facility Vending:
Charleston Vending provides all vending
machine services to the Sheriff Al Cannon
Detention Center. Contracted personnel do
not work on site but are available to assist
with various questions and concerns.
Questions regarding this service should be
directed to the Director of Support