MacDougall Correctional Institution

aerial view of institution
1516 Old Gilliard Road
Ridgeville, SC 29472
(803) 737-3036 or
(843) 688-5251 or
(843) 875-0880
Warden: Wilfredo Martell
Opened:1966

Custody level: Medium and Minimum (Male)

Education: Palmetto Unified School District/MacDougall High School serves a diversified group of students with a variety of programs, including GED preparation and testing, ABE (Adult Basic Education), and Worldwide Interactive Network (WIN) career readiness certificates.

Vocational Training: Our Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs include Carpentry, Masonry and Auto Body Repair, including on-the-job (OJT) certificates in conjunction with SCDC in more than 80 areas. Students also can obtain nationally recognized industry standard credentials such as National Center for Construction Education and Training (NCCER), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and a Department of Labor Apprenticeship

Health Care: Routine medical care provided on site with 24-hour emergency care available

Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, an alcohol and drug education program, recreational services "Impact of Crime" classes, and Re-entry Program.

Community Services: Provides an inmate labor crew to the Department of Transportation; provides a correctional officer-supervised inmate litter crew who picks up trash along interstate highways.


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