South Carolina Department of Corrections


Please Call 803-896-8500 For Information/Contact Listing Regarding Questions and Services. If the call is concerning an emergency, please call 803-896-2258.

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Key Personnel by Organization
Contacts by Service Needs
Organizational Chart

Key Personnel by Organization
  Office of the Director  
  Agency Director   Bryan P. Stirling   803-896-8555
  Executive Assistant   Maria Leggins   803-896-8555
  Deputy Director for Communications   Stephanie Givens   803-896-1490
  Office of General Counsel   
  General Counsel   David Tatarsky   803-896-8508
  ADA Coordinator & Agency Records   Retention Manager   Angela Hardin   803-896-4513
  Inmate Grievances   Vacant   803-896-1773
  Inmate Mail Services   Jessica Edmond   803-896-4354
  Legislative Liaison   Dexter Lee   803-896-1731
  Policy Development   Sandra Bowie   803-896-2385
  PREA Coordinator   John Barkley   803-896-6436
  Office of Inspector General   
  Inspector General   Brian Bolchoz   803-896-4766
  Compliance, Standards & Inspections   Blake Taylor   803-896-8502
  Occupational Safety & Worker´s   Compensation   Russell Rush   803-896-1628
  Police Services - Adminstration   Debbie Barnwell   803-896-8507
  Police Services - Enforcement   Elbert Pearson   803-896-4766
  Deputy Director   Thomas Osmer   803-896-1744
  Budget & Planning   John Morgan   803-896-8528
  Finance   Paul J. Magargle, Jr.   803-896-1916
  Human Resources   Patricia Thrailkill,
  Division Director
  IT Security   Joe Merrifield   803-896-6584
  Information Technology   Trevis Shealy   803-896-8526
  Procurement   Ruthie Bishop   803-896-8533
  Health Services   
  Deputy Director   Lefford Fate   803-896-1233
  Assistant Deputy Director - Health   Dr. Sam Soltis   803-896-2707
  Behavioral/Mental Health & Substance   Abuse Services   Kennard Dubose   803-896-5398
  Dental Services   Dr. William Ackerman   803-896-2707
  Health & Professional Services   John B. McRee,
  Acting Division Director
  Laboratory Services   Melanie Davis   803-896-2050
  Acting Pharmacy Services   Wendy Knox   803-896-2052
  Programs & Services   
  Deputy Director   Sandra Barrett   803-896-8550
  Assistant Deputy Director - Programs   Joel Anderson   803-896-1235
  Education   Dr. Randy Reagan   803-896-1583
  Facilities Management   John Harmon   803-896-8541
  Inmate Services   Gwen Bright   803-896-8558
  Prison Industries   Phil Burckhalter   803-896-8516
  Support Services   Vacant   803-896-2832
  Internal Communications Director   Clark Newsom   803-896-8578
  Victim Services   Barbara Grissom   803-896-1733
  Deputy Director   Michael McCall   803-896-8540
  Regional Director, Region 1   Anthony Padula   803-896-6252
  Regional Director, Region 2   Dennis Patterson   803-896-6298
  Regional Director, Region 3   Gregory Knowlin   803-896-8540
  Classification & Women´s Facilities   Jannita Gaston   803-896-8551
  Security   Colie Rushton   803-896-1680
  Training & Staff Development   Tessie Smith   803-896-1208
  Transportation, Division Director   Isaiah Gray   803-896-1209
  Visitation & Inmate Drug Testing   Alice Mascio   803-896-1679
  Visitation Hotline   Voicemail   803-896-1838
  Young Offender Parole & Reentry Services   Ginny Barr   803-896-1777
Contacts by Service Needs
  Accounts Payable 
  Payment Inquiry   803-896-1907
  Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse
  Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Line   803-896-5398
  Classification and Inmate Records
  Detainer Notification   803-896-8531
  Hardship Transfer   803-896-8551
  Locating an inmate   803-896-8531
  Requesting Records   803-896-8531
  Conducting Research in SCDC
  Requests for Statistics/Computer files   803-896-8526
  Media requests to interview inmates or employees   803-896-1490
  Applying for a job   803-896-1649
  Inmate Correspondence   803-896-4354
  Inmate Finance
  Cooper Trust Fund (Central Bank)   803-896-1903
  Inmate Telephone
  Checking blocks placed on your phone  866-230-7761
  Blocking inmate access to your phone  803-896-1759
  Prison Industries
  Obtaining a catalogue   1-800-922-8121
  Locating industries within the department   803-896-8516
  Public Awareness
  Public Awareness Line   803-896-1846
  Purchase Orders   803-896-8533
  Visitation Inquiry Line   803-896-1838
  Victim Services
  Victim Services   803-896-1733
  Automated Victim Notification System (VINE)   1-866-727-2846
  Victim Registration   1-800-835-0304