South Carolina Department of Corrections

Facility Openings and Closures


  YEAR     FACILITY
  Facility listings are openings unless indicated otherwise.
  1866  State Penitentiary
  1892  Wateree River Correctional Institution
  1938   Stevenson Correctional Institution
  1950   Walden Correctional Institution
  1962   Harbison Correctional Institution
  1963   Manning Correctional Instituion
  1964   Watkins Pre-Release Center
  1965   Mid-State Pre-Release Center
  1965   The State Penitentiary was renamed the Central Correctional
  Institution
  1966   MacDougall Correctional Institution, a Youth Correctional Center
  1966   Midlands Reception and Evaluation Center
  1969   Givens Youth Correctional Institution
  1970   Goodman Correctional Institution, originally designated for older
  inmates
  1970   Coastal Pre-Release Center
  1971   Catawba Pre-Release Center
  1971   Piedmont Pre-Release Center
  1972   Blue Ridge Pre-Release Center
 1973   Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center
 1973   Northside Pre-Release Center
 1973   Women's Correctional Institution
 1973   Harbison Correctional Institution closed
 1975   Campbell Pre-Release Center replaced the Mid-State Pre-Release
  Center
  1975   Palmer Pre-Release Center
 1975   Kirkland Correctional Institution
 1975   Aiken Youth Correctional Center
 1980   Dutchman Correctional Institution
 1981   Perry Correctional Institution
 1982   Livesay Pre-Release Center
 1983   State Park Correctional Institution
 1983   Cross Anchor Correctional Institution
 1985   Gilliam Psychiatric Hospital, located in Kirkland Correctional
  Institution
 1986   Lieber Correctional Institution
 1987   McCormick Correctional Institution
 1988   Broad River Correctional Institution with a Reception and Evaluation
  Component
 1988   Midlands Reception and Evaluation Center closed
 1989  Allendale Correctional Institution
 1989   Evans Correctional Institution
 1991   Leath Correctional Institution
 1993   Lee Correctional Institution
 1994   Central Correctional Institution closed
 1994   Turbeville Correctional Institution
 1995   Ridgeland Correctional Institution
 1995   Trenton Correctional Institution
 1995   Aiken Youth Correctional Center closed
 1997   Kershaw Correctional Institution
 1997   Blue Ridge Pre-Release Center closed
 1999   Dutchman and Cross Anchor merged and renamed Tyger River
  Correctional Institution
 2001   State Park Correctional Institution for females closed
 2001   Goodman Correctional Institution converted to house females from
  State Park
 2001   Givens Correctional Institution closed
 2002   Women's Correctional Institution renamed Camille Griffin Graham
  Correctional Institution