Detainee Housing Assignments

After orientation and classification, detainees are assigned to one of several housing units. Housing assignments are determined based on the following objective criteria:

  • Type of criminal charges
  • Criminal history
  • Circumstances of arrest
  • Current and past behavior
  • Suitability for assignment
  • Pre-trial or Sentenced status

 Release of Detainee Property

Personal property can be released to family or friends with a written authorization from an inmate. Property may be picked up between the hours of 8:30 am through 4:30 pm Mon. – Fri. unless other arrangements are approved.

Making Deposits to a Detainees Account

Family and friends of detainees housed at the Clarendon County Detention Center are able to deposit funds into a detainee’s account Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays, between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm   at the lobby window in the main entrance. We only accept US Postal money orders. Deposits will be available immediately once entered into the automated system, barring no unforeseen circumstances.

Deposits may also be sent by mail. The US Postal money order must be filled out with the inmate’s full name and must also list the full name and address of the sender. Money orders are processed and entered into the detainee’s account upon receipt. The detainee is issued a receipt for each transaction. 

Important:Any monies deposited will be subject to the normal collections for debts owed to the detention center by the detainee (INCLUDING BOND MONEY)

Detainee Visits and Visitor Information

Pre-approved individuals may visit a detainee once or twice a week (depending on housing status) for 30 minutes per visit. Detainees fill out a visitation list with up to ten individuals on it before visits are allowed. A detainee may be in custody up to 3 days before visits are authorized due to processing, orientation, and classification requirements. Those not included on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit. Visitors on the detainees approved list must call to schedule an appointment during normal business hours by calling (803) 435-0364 and speaking to a Clerk. Visit space is limited. Visits are conducted remotely via a video-visitation system and are subject to visual and audio monitoring by staff. 

  • Visitors must arrive and notify staff they are present at their scheduled time or risk being turned away.
  • Inmates are permitted no more than three visitors at a time.
  • Adult visitors must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include driver's license, military identification, passport or state-issued ID card.
  • All visitors and their property are subject to pat and/or visual search. Refusal to comply with a search request is grounds for denial of visitation.
  • No personal property is allowed in the visitation area.
  • The detention center will not hold a visitor’s valuable property during visitation.
  • Weapons of any type are not permitted on the premises or anywhere in the building.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building.
  • No electronic devices of any kind are permitted inside the facility.
  • No food or beverages will be permitted in the lobby or visiting areas.
  • Visitors who try to deliver contraband (unauthorized and illegal items) into the facility will be subject to arrest.
  • Visitors must wear appropriate clothing. Visitors who wear suggestive or inflammatory clothing, transparent fabric, short-shorts or mini-skirts will not be granted access.
  • Visitors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Proper behavior is required of visitors at all times.

Visitors may be denied visitation privileges for any of the following reasons: not arriving on time; not on the inmate's approved visitation list; violating the facility rules; disruptive behavior; the visitor is suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol; insufficient space for visitation; visitation would place the visitor's health at risk, or facility safety or security concerns.

Official Visitors

Official visitors (attorneys, clergy etc.) must present a proper picture ID and proper professional identification prior to a visit.  Official visitors may visit any day of the week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.  However, official visits will not be permitted while meals are being served and during formal security counts or emergencies.           

Detainee Mail

  • Detainees may write to whomever they wish as often as they wish provided they have funds to cover the cost of postage. Indigent detainees may request up to two free mailings per week.
  • Detainees may receive cards and letters that are normal in size (not exceeding 8 in. x 10 in.)
  • Detainees may receive US Postal money orders made out to their name.
  • Envelopes with clasps or padding will not be accepted. Legal mail is exempt from these restrictions.
  • A return address with the sender’s full legal name must be on the envelope.
  • Incoming mail will be delivered Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • All incoming mail is opened and scanned for contraband, security and safety.  
  • Detainees may receive appropriate photographs that are normal in size.
  • Polaroid pictures are not permitted.
  • Books may be sent to detainees only through a book store and directly to the detainee by name.
  • Mail sent by legal representatives is opened in the presence of the detainee.
  • Do not send cash or personal checks. It will not be delivered to an detainee.
  • Mail to detainees should be addressed as follows:

Detainees Full Name (no nicknames or aliases)
Clarendon County Detention Center
P.O. Box 730

Manning, SC 29102


Detainee Telephone Services

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Once a detainee receives their housing assignment, they can contact family and friends by placing a collect call from a telephone in their living area. Family and friends must be willing to abide by the phone service provider’s terms accept the charges. Detainees may also purchase phone cards through the commissary system provided they have funds available. Detainees cannot receive incoming telephone calls.

If you wish to set-up an account to receive or pre-pay for calls, or block incoming calls, please call Securus customer service at 1-800-844-6591.

Messages are not delivered to detainees except for emergencies, such as a death or medical emergency of an immediate family member.  Emergencies must be verified.  In case of an emergency, call the CCDC shift supervisor at (803) 435-4030 or (803) 435-8831.

Detainee Commissary Services

Snack foods, beverages, writing paper, stamped envelopes, toiletries; undergarments and footwear are available for purchase by inmates from the commissary. Commissary orders are delivered once per week and distributed by correctional employees.

Detainee Medical Care

Medical and mental health services are provided by contract with a healthcare provider.  A physician visits the facility regularly for sick call and/or as necessary. An RN and an LPN are on duty at various periods throughout the day Monday through Friday and every other Saturday.

Detainees requiring advanced emergency care are transported to proper health care facilities as necessary. The medical staff administers prescription medication. Detainees arriving in booking with their own medication will not be administered it until it has been approved by medical staff. 

Dental services are available on an as-needed urgent basis. 


Booking and ReleaseProcess

When an individual arrives at CCDC, correctional officers search the detainee, document their personal property and money, take electronic fingerprints, photographs, collect identifying information, screen for health concerns and mental well being, document criminal charges, and run a criminal history check. All pertinent information is entered into a jail management computerized database. A free phone call is offered after all booking steps are completed. The arrestee also receives a more detailed health screening by medical staff within 14 days of arriving at the facility.

A detainee can only be released when detention center staff has an official release document from the court that covers all charges applicable to the detainee, or upon the completion of a detainee’s court-ordered sentence. While CCDC staff strives to promptly process and release eligible individuals, workload can sometimes affect processing times, as well as the availability of criminal history information, verification of warrants and other detainers and notification of victims.

SC Victim Information and Notification System (SC SAVIN)

The South Carolina Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system will enable detention centers, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services to comply with victim notification laws. More important, the system will empower victims by allowing them to make a toll-free call or access a website for offender status information from anywhere at any time. A crime victim may register for notification on the custody status of an offender who is either incarcerated in a detention center, jail, or the Department of Corrections or under the supervision of the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Once registered, a victim will receive immediate notification regarding changes in the custody status of the offender, including transfer and release. SC SAVIN is a free service, available 24-hours a day in both English and Spanish. Please call 1.866.SCSAVIN (1.866.727.2846) to register for notification.

Charges and Bond Information

Information about a detainee’s charges and bond status is available by calling the Booking Desk at (803) 435-8831.

Bond hearings are held daily at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Detention Center’s Bond Court Room by one of several County Magistrates who work on a rotating schedule. The duty Magistrate will inform the detainee of their charge(s), their rights, and if appropriate will set a bond. Certain charges must have the bond set by a Circuit Court Judge (e.g., murder).    

The Duty Magistrate can accept cash, cashier's checks and US Postal money orders for payment of bonds and bench warrants. Exact change is required. No personal checks are accepted. Money orders and cashier's checks must be made payable to Clarendon County Summary Court.

Clarendon County Detention Center
320 E. Boyce Street

P.O. Box 730 (Mailing)
Manning, SC 29102

Col. Shelton L. Hughes, Jr., CJM – Director


Mission and General Information

The mission of the Clarendon County Detention Center is to provide safe, humane and sanitary housing and care for persons lawfully arrested and incarcerated within the jurisdiction of Clarendon County or by outside agencies having the legal authority to arrest and detain; and to follow directions as issued through the courts. The facility has a rated capacity to house up to 152 detainees, but typically houses an average daily population between 55 to 80 male and female detainees age 17 years and older who are primarily pre-trial (awaiting trial) or serving sentences of less than 90 days through any criminal court, or up to 1 year through Family Court. Persons sentenced to more than 90 days through any criminal court are transferred to the SC Department of Corrections to serve out their sentences. The facility was renovated and expanded in 2005. CCDC is both a Direct and Indirect Supervision detention facility with minimum to maximum security housing consisting of celled and open dorm style units. The facility falls under the jurisdiction of the Clarendon County Administrator. It employs a staff of 35 certified correctional officers and two administrative staff. In addition to full-time employees; contract and volunteer employees provide the following services:

Medical Services
Food Services
Inmate Commissary
Inmate Telephone System

Life Skills / Substance Abuse Education
Volunteer Chaplain Program


Contact Numbers


Booking / Release Information…(803) 435-8831              

Booking Fax…………………….. (803) 435-0697               

Administration/ Records/ Visits..            (803) 435-0364               

Administration Fax………………(803) 435-8194