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Watkins Pre-Release Center

aerial view of institution

1700 St. Andrews Terrace Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-8584
Interim Warden:
David Dunlap

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Opened: 1983
Security: Level 1-A (Male)
Special Mission: The Center provides an environment conducive to rehabilitation through work programming, pre-release programming/training, and other life skills programs as a means of reintegrating the offender into the community.
Education: Literacy and GED preparation.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on Broad River Complex with 24-hour emergency care available.
Programs: 30-day pre-release program; religious services, recreational services, volunteer services, vocational rehabilitation, vocational placement, housing & employment assistance, aftercare referral, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous.
Community Services: Provides inmate labor crews to various state agencies upon request. Watkins also has a labor road crew which is dispatched daily.
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