Visitation Rules & Regulations
Visitors must present a photo ID with date of birth, or two other documents verifying name, address and at least one showing date of birth. This ID must be presented to the Detention Officer when registering for the visit.
Visitors shall not be permitted to take purses, recording devices or other items into the visitation areas. The use of tobacco products inside the building is prohibited.
All visitors are required to pass through or by a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area.
Visitors may be asked to submit to a "pat" search prior to entering the visitation area. You will not be permitted to visit if you refuse.
Visitors may not wander through or loiter in the visitation hallway.
Visitors are required to stay at their assigned booth during the visit. (Violations will result in termination of the visit and possibly future visits).
Anyone caught passing or attempting to pass anything to an inmate shall be charged and prosecuted. SC CODE OF LAWS 24-7-155 Furnishing or possessing contraband in county or municipal prisons prohibited - Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a felony.
Inmates are required to complete a visitation card listing the persons they wish to visit. Three names can be listed on the card. Visitors will not be approved if their name is not listed on the card. Three visitors are permitted to visit at the Minimum Security Building. Children are included in the total number.
Visitors under the age of seventeen must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
Visitors will not be permitted in to visit if they are wearing clothing that are deemed inappropriate.
Shirts and shoes must be worn.
No children under age 12 are permitted to visit during visitation
Additional guidelines may be imposed by the Director.
Visits may be scheduled at other times for immediate family members living out of town (more than 150 miles from the center). Visitors will need to contact the Director or Chief of Operations to obtain approval 48 hours prior to arrival.
Attorneys will have access to their clients at reasonable times. Restrictions will apply in case of lockdowns for head counts, mealtimes and other emergency situations. An inmate cannot be seen during those times. Inmates are fed the following times:
Visits will be conducted Tuesday (4:00pm to 6:00 pm) and Saturday (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) for inmates that last name begin with A-M, and on Thursday (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) and Sunday (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) for inmates that last name begin with N-Z.
Inmates are permitted two scheduled visits per week.
All visitors must be listed on the inmate's visitation card in order to visit. If more than one visitor will be coming in a particular time slot only one visitor will be required to schedule the visit.
Marion County Jail Additional information:
What is the process for getting someone released from jail?
If a person is charged with a crime, such as a traffic violation, which has a cash fine, that person can be released from the center upon payment to the magistrates office. Persons charged with crimes classified as felonies normally have higher bonds. Most bonds are set by the magistrate as surety bonds which requires the person to place property up as collateral. *Note: Each case or charge is different, therefore, the amount or type of bond depends upon the type of charge.
What can I bring an inmate?
The center will accept up to date prescription medication, with the exception of narcotics, prescription eye glasses, white under garments, and money in the form of a postal money order. Under garments and money orders can be brought during visitation. (Medication can be brought anytime)
No time limit unless space availability is limited.