South Carolina Department of Corrections

Kirkland Correctional Institution

aerial view of institution

4344 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-1521
Warden: Bernard McKie
Opened: 1975
Security: Level 3 (Male)
Special Mission: Kirkland receives, assesses, classifies and assigns all male offenders age 17 and above sentenced to 91 days or more. Combined, the R&E process receives approximately 15,000 offenders each year. Kirkland is the site for the Maximum Security Unit that serves the state. This specialized housing unit is where the most dangerous and violent offenders are housed. The department's statewide protective custody unit is also located at Kirkland housing those offenders with special security concerns in a controlled environment.
Education: Educational evaluations, monthly GED testing, Corrections Learning Network, GED Preparation, and Adult Basic Education.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on site. A DHEC licensed 24-bed infirmary for use by all SCDC male inmates. Mental health services provided by staff of the Gilliam Psychiatric Hospital. Intermediate Care Services Unit for males.
Programs: Religious services, volunteer services and recreational services.
Services: Serves as one of the video conferencing sites for parole heaings in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services


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