South Carolina Department of Corrections

Trenton Correctional Institution

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84 Greenhouse Road
Trenton, SC 29847
(803) 896-3000 or (803) 275-3301
Warden: Vacant
Opened: 1995
Security: Level 2 (Male)
Special Mission: Trenton houses young adult offenders who are sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act (YOA), young adult offenders whose crimes do not qualify for YOA sentencing, and adult straight-time offenders.
Education: Trenton High School offers literacy, GED preparation, high school courses, Title I and special education programs, as well as Work Keys.
Vocational Training: Trenton High School also offers welding, brick masonry and carpentry programs. The Trenton horticulture program teaches inmates landscaping, crop production, and greenhouse management skills.
Industries: Packaging various products for the Inmate Packaging Program whereby inmate's family/friends may order various package combinations for shipment to the inmate's institution.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on-site.
Programs: Trenton provides multi-faith Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Impact of Crime classes, Violence Prevention classes, dog fostering through Healing Species, and Pre-Release programming. There are also straight time and youthful offender character based units as well as a youthful offender Addictions Treatment Unit at Trenton.
Community Services: Trenton offers an Operation Behind Bars program upon request for local groups. Trenton also provides two correctional officer-supervised work crews: one crew assists Palmetto Pride with litter control along the state's interstate highway system and one crew maintains the Hickory Knob State Park Golf Course for the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

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