Spartanburg Co. Detention Fac – Annex I Visitor Information & Inmate Locator- Prison Inmate Search

Spartanburg Co. Detention Fac - Annex I

Spartanburg Co. Detention Fac – Annex I

180 Magnolia Street Spartanburg, SC29303, South Carolina

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Spartanburg Co. Detention Fac – Annex I Visiting Information:

II. Scheduled Visiting Times

Males - Monday through Friday


0730-0830 (8:30-9:30 am)

0840-0940 (8:40-9:40 am)

0950-1050 (9:50-10:50 am)

1100-1200 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)


1300-1400 (1:00-2:00 pm)

1410-1510 (2:10-3:10 pm)

1520-1620 (3:20-4:20 pm)


1630-1730 (4:30-5:30 pm)

1910-2010 (7:10-8:10 pm)

2020-2120 (8:20-9:20 pm)

2130-2230 (9:30-22:30 pm)

Females -Saturday and Sunday


0730-0830 (7:30-8:30 am)

0840-0940 (8:40-9:40 am)

0950-1050 (9:50-10:50 am)

1100-1200 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)


1300-1400 (1:00-2:00 pm)

1410-1510 (2:10-3:10 pm)

1520-1620 (3:20-4:20 pm)


1630-1730 (4:30-5:30 pm)

1910-2010 (7:10-8:10 pm)

2020-2120 (8:20-9:20 pm)

2130-2230 (9:30-22:30 pm)

IV. Professional Visitors

Visits by law enforcement officers; and/or other professional visitors will be permitted at any reasonable time between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm Monday through Friday based on the availability of visiting space; whether the inmate is physically available; the visit does not interfere with scheduled medical appointments; court appearances; and/or other scheduled activities or unless there are overriding reasons not to permit such visits based on safety; security; and/or other legitimate concerns. To assist the facility in making sure that visiting space is available and to help eliminate any unnecessary delays and/or trips to the facility by the visitor, it is requested that all such visits should be scheduled in advance through the Director’s Office. The facility reserves the right to restrict such visits to non-contact visits as determined to be appropriate by the jail staff. Professional visitors who may have family members present in the facility are requested not to abuse their privilege as a professional visitor and attempt to circumvent the normal visitation policy by using their special status. Persons found in violation will have such privilege/status suspended.

V. Special Visits

Normally, all visits will be scheduled as noted above; however, it is recognized that from time to time special circumstances may exist and as a result, visits may be approved outside of the normal visiting policy on a case by case basis. Special visits are generally approved on a one time or limited basis and they are strictly limited to immediate family members identified as: spouse, child, parent, grandparent, brother, and/or sister without exception. In the event that more than one immediate family member requests a special visit, the family will be asked to voluntarily select among themselves no more than two members, who if approved, will be allowed to visit. Due to limitations of space and staff and in fairness to other inmates and their families as well as efforts to maintain security, multiple requests for "special visits" will not be approved. Examples of approved circumstances are: Visitor lives out of state beyond normal driving distance and has to fly into town for scheduled visits; a visitor suffers from a major disability and requires special arrangements to visit; an attorney requests to meet with an inmate and his family to sign papers or prepare for court appearances on a limited basis, and denial of same would impede justice; and/or other special circumstances as approved by the Director. Requests for family or friends who are not on the visiting list; requests to visit inmates who family and friends have not seen for “one; two; or more years” for which the facility has or had no responsibility, such being a personal decision; or other similar requests do not qualify for special visits.

VI. Requests For Inmates to Visit Hospitalized Relatives

Frequently, requests are made to allow inmates to visit hospitalized family members. As a general rule, such requests are not honored, except under very limited circumstances. While the jail staff attempts to be empathetic to inmates and their families, the jail has a greater duty to the citizens and public that they serve. As with any transport outside the confines of the jail, there are inherent risks. The risks include the potential for escape by the inmate; the possibility that someone will attack the inmate; the possibility that someone will attack the escorting officer(s); the possibility that citizens/bystanders may be indirectly exposed to inappropriate behavior and/or possible injury should an incident occur; the potential for disruptions to the hospital staff and other patients; increased stress to the patient being visited; etc. As a result, visits to the hospital are restricted to situations where the potential death of an immediate family member is imminent, with the following stipulations:

A. Security is the overriding factor, and thus, even though a family member may be critically ill, such visit can be denied to ensure public safety.

B. Such visits are scheduled only with the approval of the attending physician and hospital staff.

C. All such visits are unannounced and scheduled only as officers and staff are available.

D. Inmates will be dressed in orange transport clothing and in full restraints. Restraints will not be removed nor civilian attire approved.

E. Such visits, if approved by the Director, will be limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes.

F. Immediate family members are defined as follows: Spouse; children; parents; grandparents; brothers; and sisters only without exception.

VII. Requests to Visit Hospitalized Inmates

From time to time, it may become necessary to hospitalize individuals detained in the jail. Should such event become necessary, an officer and/or officers will be assigned to the inmate in an effort to prevent and/or deter the potential for escape; to prevent someone from injuring the inmate while under the jail’s care; and to protect the public. As a general rule, hospitalized inmates are not permitted visits in an effort to protect the public’s safety and to reduce the potential for disruption to the hospital and its patients. However, if the inmate’s condition is critical, arrangements may be made through the Director’s Office for limited numbers of the inmate’s immediate family members to visit him/her at scheduled times as coordinated by the jail and hospital staff. Should such visits be approved, family members are reminded that the inmate is still in the custody of the jail and under the control of the officer(s) assigned to the hospital, and as such, the “walls of the jail have simply moved to the hospital.” As a result, family members may not bring food; money; and/or any other items to the inmate, no exceptions. Visits are to be limited to only fifteen (15) minutes and then only as scheduled. Family members may not stay in the room nor congregate outside in the hallway. Failure to cooperate with the officers and the established schedule will result in all future visits being terminated and where appropriate, criminal charges filed.

VIII. Requests for Inmates to Attend Funerals - Family Visitation

A. Occasionally, requests are made for inmates to attend funerals. Due to the following, all such requests are denied:

1. Safety and security concerns related to the inmate; the officers; and the public.

2. Potential for escape.

3. Potential for officers to be injured.

4. Potential for injury to members of the public.

5. Prior to stopping the practice of escorting inmates to funerals in the mid to late 90’s, situations developed whereby family members attempted to physically separate the officer and inmate from each other; attempted to intimidate the officer into allowing the inmate to sit with the family; inmates physically fell to the floor and refused to get up; inmates although allowed to dress in civilian clothing were required to wear restraints, but upon arriving at the services, refused to get out of the car, demanding that the restraints be removed as well, resulting in a disruption of the services; inmate attempted to “climb” into the casket with the deceased; officers have been “cursed” and racial epithets used; etc.

6. Transporting officers in other jurisdictions have been seriously injured and killed performing such duties.

B. However, in the event of such death, the facility will attempt to accommodate the family’s period of grief as follows:

1. Family members may come to the jail and notify the inmate as to the family member’s death. Such notification will be permitted to take place as privately as possible within the facility’s capabilities. However, such notification as with all other visitation is non-contact in nature.

2. Providing there are no overriding security issues, the inmate will be permitted to view the deceased family member’s body under escort by officers of the facility under the following conditions:

a. The deceased individual has to be an immediate family member: Spouse; child; parent; grandparent; or grandchild. Aunts, uncles, cousins, and/or other family members are not considered immediate family members for this policy.

b. The time of the viewing will be coordinated with the mortuary staff when other family members are not present.

c. The inmate will be dressed in orange transport clothing and fully restrained.

d. The viewing will be limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes or less as circumstances dictate.

e. Such accommodation is restricted only to local inmates and their families. Inmates will not be transported outside of Spartanburg County for this purpose.

f. Ministers may visit the inmate at the facility to help comfort him/her in his/her time of need.

g. The Director reserves the right to not authorize such visits/viewing based on security issues and/or availability of staff and other resources.

IX. Visits With Other Inmates

Inmates housed in the facility are not permitted to visit other inmates outside of their own respective housing units for safety and security purposes. This same rule applies to inmates who are on home detention and/or those individuals out on bond who have co-defendants still housed in the facility.

X. Visits for Court Returns

From time to time, inmates are returned from the South Carolina Department of Corrections and/or other facilities to appear in court. As a general rule, such inmates will not be permitted visits during their stay in the jail and will be returned to their place of origin as soon as possible, unless such inmate is to be housed in the jail for an extended period of time. In such event, the inmate may schedule visits the same as any other inmate so housed, unless such privilege has been suspended.

XI. Policy Subject to Change

As with any policy or directive, the visitation rules are subject to change without notice, and the Director and his staff reserves the right to change; amend; delete; or otherwise modify as needs and circumstances change. Should any part of this policy be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such determination does not invalidate other sections of the policy unless so stated by the court.

Spartanburg Co. Detention Fac – Annex I Additional information:

H. The following shall be basis for termination and/or refusal for visits:

1. Security concerns

2. Failure to produce identification

3. Disruptive/disorderly behavior

4. Not on the inmate’s approved visitor’s list

5. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications

6. Refusal to submit to a search

7. Use of profanity

8. Lack of available space

9. Failure to conform to the required dress standards

10.Violation of existing court orders

11.Visitor found to be in violation of the state’s criminal laws

12.Visitor arrived late

13.Failure to cooperate and/or abide by the officer’s instructions

14.Visitation has been cancelled due to overriding facility concerns

15.Inmate to be visited has had his visitation privileges suspended

16. Inmate to be visited is acting inappropriately either prior to and/or during the scheduled visit requiring it to be terminated

17. The inmate is unavailable due to court appearance; unscheduled medical appointment; and/or other valid reason

18. Other matters related to the secure and orderly operation of the facility


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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