sending electronic messages to an inmate


Electronic messaging service is available at SCDC institutions. To use the email service, you will need to visit www.ConnectNetwork.comand create an account. Once you have created and activated your account, you will be able to purchase email credits (stamps) to send emails. The ConnectNetwork website will then let you compose and send your message. Inmates are able to use a secure kiosk installed in their housing unit to type and send return messages.

Benefits include:
  • Faster delivery times than the Postal Service
  • Is less expensive than buying a stamp
  • Ease of use

Family and friends of inmates can setup an account at to send and receive electronic messages. Each message has a cost equivalent to $0.25, and there is an option to pre-pay for a reply from the inmate. All electronic messages may be reviewed by SCDC staff. Electronic messages containing inappropriate content are subject to being blocked and may not be delivered to the inmate.

To create and fund an ConnectNetwork account, you will need:
  • Valid email address
  • Visa® or MasterCard® branded credit, debit or prepaid debit card

For complete instructions on how to create and fund an ConnectNetwork account, visit: