South Carolina Department of Corrections

Broad River Correctional Institution

aerial view of institution

4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2234
Warden: Robert Stevenson 
Opened: 1988
Security: Level 3 (Male)
Special Mission: This institution provides housing for general population, medically dependent and inmates within the special management unit (SMU). The medically dependent inmates are housed in the Moultrie Unit and require 24 hour medical care. Also, the institution houses inmates that are deaf and blind as well as those that require dialysis and sex offender treatment. Additionally, the Capital Punishment facility is located here and carries out South Carolina's court ordered executions. It also provides facilities, security staff and support to host revocation and parole hearings for the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
Education: Literacy and GED preparation.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care on site with 24-hour medical coverage.
Industries: Industries operates two (2) separate plants. Prison Industries I (P1-1) plant entails three work programs. The Tag Plant, which manufactures all vehicle license plates for the State. The Metal Shop produces metal chair and table frames for supply to other P1-1 programs. The Sign Shop manufactures signs, decals, name plates, etc., for State Agencies, counties, municipalities, and non-profit organizations.
The Prison Industries II (PI-2) plant operates as one of the Agency's private sector businesses (King of Carts) which refurbishes golf carts.
Programs: HIV/AIDS, Therapeutic Community, Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program, Religious and Volunteer programs, Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, and Recreational services.
Services: Serves as one of the video conferencing sites for parole hearings in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Dialysis site for SCDC inmates.


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