The South Carolina Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system will enable detention centers, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services to comply with victim notification laws. More important, the system will empower victims by allowing them to make a toll-free call or access a website for offender status information from anywhere at anytime. A crime victim may register for notification on the custody status of an offender who is either incarcerated in a detention center, jail, or the Department of Corrections or under the supervision of the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Once registered, a victim will receive immediate notification regarding changes in the custody status of the offender, including transfer and release. SC SAVIN is a free service, available 24-hours a day in both English and Spanish.
Search for inmates housed (current & past) at the Pickens County Detention Center. This search includes photos, charges, and bond amounts.
Victim of Sexual Abuse?
In accordance with the Federal PREA Act. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility has a zero tolerance policy for all sexual activity. If you are the victim of sexual abuse or are aware of an inmate that has been, please notify our PREA Compliance Officer at 864-898-5540. You may also contact Rape Crisis at 864-442-5500. It is the intent of this facility to provide a safe environment for all inmates and staff.
Making Deposits into an Inmates Account
Family and friends of inmates housed at the Pickens County Detention Center are able to deposit funds into inmate commissary accounts utilizing the Cobra Cashier Kiosk. Kiosks are located in the visitation lobby at the Main entrance, the kiosk will accept Cash, Credit Cards, and Debit cards. Deposits will immediately be available in the inmate's account, barring no delays during holidays or weekends.
Important: Any monies deposited will be subject to the normal collections for debts owed to the jail by the inmate (INCLUDING BOND MONEY). The automated payment kiosk accepts United States currency in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 US denominations. Deposits may be made 24hrs a day., seven days a week.
There is a $2.75 convenience fee for utilizing the Cobra Cashier Kiosk. The fee will be deducted from the amount deposited in the Inmate's account. No currency is accepted through the mail. Only U.S. Postal Service Money Orders will be accepted. The same $2.75 fee applies to these deposits also. Please remember:
NO MONEY WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE MAIL.
The Lobby Kiosk:
A third party will operate the Cobra Cashier Kiosk; The Pickens County Sheriff's Office will have no responsibility for the operation of these machines. If there is an issue with a deposit, a phone number will be available to contact the vendor. The Pickens County Detention Center has no means to resolve any issues related to the kiosk.
To make a deposit on-line to an inmate's account, select the Government Payment EXP icon to the right. Have your credit or debit card ready. You will need the inmate's full name and resident booking number. Resident booking numbers are available directly from the inmate or at the PCDC lobby. These numbers will not be given out over the phone! Select Pickens County Detention Center as the location. The payment location code is 5500. To make a deposit by telephone, call: (888)-277-2535. Deposits also can be made at the Cobra Cashier kiosk in the lobby of PCDC.
It shall be the mission of the Pickens County Detention Center to provide humane and just treatment to all persons detained without jeopardizing the safety and security of this facility or the community it serves.
The Detention Center shall:
Maintain inmates' rights while keeping them in a safe, humane environment, and
Maintain custody of the inmate and prevent escape of inmates in a pre-trial or trusty status, and
Protect inmates from victimization by placing them in separate living areas determined by proper classification.
Provide medical and mental health services necessary to address the basic and specialized healthcare needs of all inmates, and
Provide a safe and sanitary living environment for all inmates, and
Provide a safe and sanitary working environment for all employees.
The Pickens County Detention Center is a jail designed to house
"pre-sentenced" inmates. It was built in 1976 with a capacity to
house 54 inmates. Of the 54 beds, 6 were for female inmates, and
42 for male inmates. The remaining six beds were considered
isolation/special needs (Detox) cells. Today, the facility has
60 beds as a result of double-bunking the female cellblocks. The
facility has a rated capacity of 45, according to the South
Carolina Department of Corrections Division (SCDC) of Operations
and Jail Standards. Inmates arrested by Central, Clemson,
Clemson University, Easley, Liberty and Pickens Police
Departments along with persons arrested by the Pickens County
Sheriff's Office are housed at the facility. The jails at
Clemson, Clemson University, and Easley are classified at Type
I/Overnight Lock-up facilities.
The Pickens County facility is inspected annually by the SCDC, the fire marshal, and the SC Department of Health. After the inspections, SCDC files a written report to the County Council Chairman, the Sheriff, and the Jail Administrator. Any corrections that need to be made are acted upon accordingly.
The inmate count is conducted at least 3 times a day. The high count for the day is recorded. The Average Daily Population (ADP) is calculated monthly, and then yearly.
Once sentenced by the court, inmates are released to prisons. If the inmate receives a sentence of 90 days or less, they are housed at the Pickens County Prison off of Concord Church Road near Pickens. If the inmate receives a sentence of 91 days or more, the inmate is sent to the SCDC facility located near Pelzer. All male inmates sentenced by Family Court Judges are housed at the Pickens County Prison, even sentences up to one year. Female Family Court inmates remain incarcerated at the Detention Center.
Average Daily Population
% of Rated Capacity
Total Number Booked
* The Rated Capacity was changed from 45 inmates to 91 by SCDC on 03/30/06.
Detention Facility Work Crews and Educational Programs
It is a strong desire for officers with
Our facility is also very proud of our educational
of the inmates that pass through our facility lack a high
school education. In
September, 2007, our facility instituted a GED Program