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South Carolina

Year: 
2015

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.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
414
Violent Crime Rate: 
505
Property Crime Rate: 
3,293
Probationers: 
883
Parolees: 
131

Populations

Prison Population: 
20,929
Jail Population: 
10,880
Parole Population: 
5,021
Probation Population: 
33,843

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
23 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
50

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 18,299
Employee Positions: 
4,217