The Jail System
South Carolina has 46 counties. According to surveys completed in 2013, there are 50 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 10,880 inmates.
The Prison System
As of December 31, 2015, the South Carolina prison population was 20,929. The agency operates 23 facilities and had 4,217 filled positions as of September 1, 2016.
The Community Corrections System
As of Dec. 31, 2015, there were 33,843 adults on probation and 5,021 adults on parole.