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Chester County Jail & Detention Center

Chester County Jail & Detention Center

2740 Dawson Dr. Chester, SC29706, South Carolina

Phone :
(803) 581-2602
Website :
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Chester County Jail & Detention Center Visiting Information:

Visitors are required to have valid identification.  Accepted forms of identification are valid driver’s license,
State issued ID card, passport, and Military ID card.  Children under the age of 17 will not visit unless
accompanied by an adult. No adult may sign in a person under 17 and leave the facility.  This office is not
and will not be responsible for any person under the age of 17.  Articles such as hand bags, briefcases; etc
will not be permitted to enter the facility. No cell phones are permitted in the building. Attorneys and
Clergy are required to have Bar/Clergy cards as well as another valid form of ID.  Attorneys will be allowed
to bring in their briefcases however; they are also subject to search.
All Inmates (with the exception of State Inmates) must be incarcerated for a period of 7 days prior to being granted
visitation. After the 7 day period, visitation depends on the classification of the Inmate. Below is a visitation schedule
based on (basic) classification.
Pre‐trial visitation is held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night 7:30pm to 8:30pm or 8:30pm to 9:30 pm for
general population. Monday night from 7:30 to 8:30 is pre‐trial female visit. Monday night from 8:30 to 9:30 is
Administrative Segregation visit. Pre‐trial inmates may have 3 visitors from an approved list of 7 during any period of
visitation. Only 1 visitor at a time can be in the visitation room. The other 2 visitors must remain in the lobby.
Sentenced (other than State) Visitation is held on Saturday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for inmates whose last name
begins with the letter A‐L. Inmates with last names starting with letters M‐ Z will have visitation on Sunday from 3:00pm
to 5:00pm. Sentenced (other than State) inmates may have 3 visitors from an approved list of 7 during any visitation
State Inmates Visitation is held Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:00pm. State Inmates number of visitors is
not limited. However number of visitors may be limited by shift supervisor if deemed necessary to maintain security of
the facility
FORMER INMATE VISITATION PROCEDURE‐ Former inmates of the Chester County Detention Center or Prison Camp
who have been charged with felonies or any drug charges*, will not be granted visitation privileges for 60 days. After 60
days visitation will be granted to those individuals described consistent with normal visitation policies. Former inmates
of the Chester County Detention Center or Prison Camp with Charges other than felonies or drug charges* will be
allowed to visit consistent with normal visitation policies.
Note* Drug charges include possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession and possession with intent to
Professional Clergy‐ may request a visit by appointment through administration. The must possess verifiable
clergy credentials from their ecclesiastical organization, along with a picture ID. (State issued DL or ID).
Visitation is granted one time* for any one inmate unless circumstances require additional visits. Cases will be
considered individually.
Attorney Visit‐    Attorney visits are held whenever they are requested and do not interfere with the day to
day operation or threaten the safety and security of the facility in any manner.
Special Visits‐ a special visit may be requested when a family member is going to be available for a specific
period of time but is not usually able to visit i.e.…. Military leave, College, Holiday vacation, or when someone
lives 50 miles or more from the facility. This visit must be approved through administration.
*Selected clergy visits the inmate population on a weekly basis
Shirts and shoes are mandatory. Clothing that exposes an undue amount of flesh (e.g., exposing chest, back, thighs or midsections) is
Halter tops   wife beaters          sleeveless shirts
Tank tops      fish net material see through fabric
Shorts cannot be more than three inches above the knee              articles of clothing with profane pictures/ words
Skirts cannot be more than three inches above the knee           clothes that excessively accent the body (spandex,
Skirts with slits/the slit cannot be more than three                             tights, leggings, tank tops, etc...)
inches above the knee
The above named article of clothing are in regards to male as well as female visitors. Items deemed inappropriate by
the shift supervisor that are not listed above.

Chester County Jail & Detention Center Additional information:

INMATE CARE PAKAGES DROP OFF DAYS AND TIMES Drop off times are Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am to 9:30am and 3:00pm to 4:30pm. ITEMS THAT CAN BE DROPED OFF Pretrial‐ donated games (including playing cards) religious material and continuing education workbooks. Books must be soft cover and staple free. Games cannot be open.   Sentenced‐ items listed above. Tobacco products (unopened). Hygiene products (alcohol free, no glass, unopened). Padlocks. Approved electronics. Approved work boots/shoes.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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