South Carolina Department of Corrections

Turbeville Correctional Institution

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P.O. Box 252
Turbeville, SC 29162
(843) 659-4800
(803) 896-3100
Warden: Gregory Knowlin
Opened: 1994
Security: Level 2 (Male)
Special Mission: The institution houses adult male offenders mostly sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act. The Youthful Offender Institutional Services (YOIS) program, which focuses on the needs of inmates ages 17-25 sentenced by the courts as Youthful Offenders, is a behavior and performance-driven program Youthful Offender Institutional Services provides programming to include: education, work details, mental health services, behavioral health counseling, substance abuse services, and sex offender treatment. Inmates are placed in the general population based on their identified needs such as substance abuse services for those with alcohol and drug problems; sex offender treatment for those referred for treatment; Thinking for Change for first-time offenders; and Criminal Thinking for those inmates who have returned to prison due to parole revocation. There are 928 Youth Offender beds in the institution. Additionally, Turbeville CI has 544 beds assigned to the adult straight-time population. The mission is directed by three major areas - administration, operations, and program services. These functions are developed and administered by personnel trained to interact professionally with both inmates and staff.
Turbeville High School: Educational opportunities are provided based on the individual's need. A language arts program (reading, spelling, grammar), mathematics, and literacy training is offered. High School credentials can be earned by a student successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) test. College credit courses are offered to those who qualify.
Vocational Training: Carpentry and brick masonry.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental service is accessible on site with 24-hour emergency care available.
Programs: Physical and Mental Health care, religious services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Sexual Offender Treatment Program, Impact of Crime classes, and Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Thinking for Change and Criminal Thinking.
Community Services: The institution provides a correctional officer to supervise an inmate litter crew to pick up trash along the interstate highways, state highways and secondary roads. SCDC is committed to keeping South Carolina highways in pristine condition. Turbeville CI provides supervised inmate work crews who insure that the cleanliness of the Prideways is always maintained.


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