Inmate Information


Money can be sent in via the U.S. Mail, transferred by website (inmate number will be required, call 843-717-3300 for more information), or personally via the Lobby (money order only). The lobby is open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, except Saturday and Sunday (Money Order's will be accepted on visitation days during visitation hours only) Only cashier's checks or U.S. Postal Money Orders will be accepted for deposit by U.S. Mail.


Inmates are encouraged to write to anyone, provided their letters do not in any way violate U.S. Postal Service regulations. Inmates may receive unlimited mail. All incoming correspondence except privileged mail will be opened and inspected for contraband before delivery. All mail should be addressed as follows:

John Doe
Jasper County Detention Center 
P.O. Drawer 2140
Ridgeland South Carolina 29936

All mail must have a full return address. No oversized post or greeting cards. Perfumed letters will not be accepted. An inmate is only allowed to have a total of six photos. Books and magazines can be mailed in but ONLY directly from the publisher. NO packages are to be sent without prior approval, or they will not be accepted by the facility.

Food Service

Inmates are provided three nutritious meals per day. Requests for medical or religious diets will be provided as needed upon verification. Inmates can have anyone order commissary through (inmate number will be required, call 1-800-546-6283 for more information).

Medical Services

There is medical staff on duty daily. Inmates are provided physical exams including a TB test and other tests as medically indicated. The staff physician must validate all prescriptions brought in from outside the facility, prior to being dispensed. Inmates can request to see the medical staff as needed.

Program Services

There are a number of programs available to the inmate population to provide constructive activity. These programs include:

  • Recreation
  • Law Library
  • Religious services, including clerical counseling, Bible study, etc.
  • Inmate worker status: all sentenced inmates are required to perform various tasks at the facility. Pre-trial inmates may volunteer for assignments if there is a specific need identified.

Telephone Communications

How do I receive phone calls from an inmate?

All inmates can make outside calls to approved family and friends.  Families/Friends can create Prepaid accounts by calling 1-800-943-2189 or visiting the website:  No incoming calls can be received. 

Inmate calls (local and long distance) are billed at a per-minute rate, with no connection fees. International calls are also billed at a per-minute rate. Three-way calls are prohibited.  

The calling rates for Jasper County Detention Center are shown below:

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First Appearance Hearings

All inmates charged with a crime should be seen by a judge normally within 24-hours. At that hearing, the judicial officer will ensure that you are advised of your rights, set bond, and prepare an application for appointed counsel. In light of the new laws governing victims' rights, these hearings will not be held until there have been reasonable attempts to contact the victims so they may be present if they so desire.