South Carolina Department of Corrections

Perry Correctional Institution

aerial view of institution

430 Oaklawn Road
Pelzer, SC 29669
(864) 243-4700 or
(803) 737-1752
Warden: Larry Cartledge
Opened:1981
Security: Level 3 (Male)
Education: Literacy and GED preparation.
Vocational Training: Carpentry, and brick masonry.
Industries: Manufacturing case goods for governmental agencies and schools. Also manufactures special products for private sector company. 125 inmates are employed in two shifts.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on site with 16-hour emergency care available.
Programs: Sex offender treatment programs, religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, a Pre-Release program, recreational services, assisted living, Impact of Crime classes, and the Character-Based Rehabilitation Program.
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.
Community 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. Provides up to 120 inmate workers for various state, county and municipalities. Additional Information: Perry's Website


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