South Carolina Department of Corrections


The Division of Programs and Services provides numerous opportunites to assist inmates in all facets of rehabilitation. Inmates can learn new job skills, obtain their GED, earn vocational certificates, receive substance abuse treatment, learn about how crimes affect victims and even assist in teaching youths about life in prison.
Learn about specific programs using the menu on the right side of this page.
Published on Feb 18, 2016
Can music heal us? The Decoda chamber ensemble is convinced it can by making music accessible to everyone. Every year, the New York City-based collective spends one week at the Lee Correctional Institution teaching inmates at the maximum security facility to play and compose music as part of a rehabilitation program.

Disclaimer: due to the sensitive nature of filming in a maximum security prison, we are not identifying the prisoners in this program.