Broad River Correctional Institution

aerial view of institution

4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 896-2234
Warden: Kenneth Nelsen
Opened: 1988
Custody level: Close and Medium (Male)
Special Mission: This institution provides housing for general population, medically dependent and inmates within the special management unit (SMU). The medically dependent inmates are housed in the Moultrie Unit and require 24 hour medical care. Also, the institution houses inmates that are deaf and blind as well as those that require dialysis and sex offender treatment. It also provides facilities, security staff and support to host revocation and parole hearings for the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
Education: Literacy and GED preparation.
Health Care: Routine medical and dental care on site with 24-hour medical coverage.
Industries: Industries operates two separate plants. Prison Industries I (P1-1) plant entails three work programs. The Tag Plant manufactures all vehicle license plates for the State of South Carolina. The Sign Shop manufactures signs, decals, name plates, etc., for state agencies, counties, municipalities, and non-profit organizations.
Programs: Statewide Protective Custody, Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program, Religious and Volunteer programs, Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, and Recreational services.
Services: Serves as one of the video conferencing sites for parole hearings in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Dialysis site for SCDC inmates.

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