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The “inmate search” feature displays photographs and public information on inmates currently sentenced to and incarcerated in the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) as of midnight the previous day. The “inmate search” does not provide information for offenders released from SCDC, sentenced to county detention facilities, or those under parole, probation or other community supervision. Pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. Sections 20-7-8505 and 20-7-8515, SCDC does not release information about juvenile offenders housed with the agency. Current fugitives from SCDC are also excluded from the “inmate search”.

SCDC offers the Internet “inmate search” feature and the toll free inmate information line, 1-866-727-2846, as a public service to interested citizens. While SCDC strives to ensure accuracy of this information, it makes no guarantees as to the reliability of the data. Under no circumstances will SCDC be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, with regard to any and all information obtained through the use of this service. Please report data errors or discrepancies via E-mail to

Search for Incarcerated Inmate

Law Enforcement Personnel: Pursuant to S.C. Code §17-28-330(A), an option has been added to the inmate search results to allow authorized law enforcement agencies to register for custodian of evidence notification for the inmate. Perform your search, then, after pressing SUBMIT, choose the plus symbol (+) in the COE REGISTER column.

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