South Carolina Department of Corrections

Kershaw Correctional Institution

aerial view of institution

4848 Gold Mine Highway
Kershaw, SC 29067
(803) 896-3301 or
(803) 475-5770
Warden: David Dunlap
Directions to Kershaw Correctional Institution
Opened: 1997
Security: Level 2 (Male)
Education: GED preparation and Work Keys.
Vocational Training: Carpentry, Upholstery and Small Engine Repair.
Industries: RM Design produces hardwood flooring. RM Design employs approximately 100 inmate workers. Product Redirect conducts a call center employing approximately 15 minutes.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on site with 24-hour emergency care available.
Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, recreational services, Impact of Crime classes and Pre-Release Program, Spice Program.
Community 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. Provides an Operation Behind Bars program for at risk youth and adults to tour the prison and hear inmates describe what led to their criminal behavior and life inside prison.

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