- York County Prison
York County Prison
With COVID-19 numbers increasing sharply within the state of South Carolina and York County, in-facility inmate visitation has been temporarily suspended at the York County Prison.
The York County Prison, a division of the York County Sheriff's Office, is located behind the Moss Justice Center in York.
The York County Prison is a 256-bed minimum security, male and female facility. It is equipped with modern security features, such as security cameras and touch screen monitors that open and shut all doors. The Prison population consists of minimum-security inmates who have already been sentenced for a particular crime. The inmates are also used as an additional labor force for York County Government
- Provides incarceration services for inmates sentenced in York County
- Provides incarceration for state inmates through an agreement with the South Carolina Department of Corrections
- Supplies additional labor requirements for the Public Works Department
- Provides adequate medical treatment for inmate population
- Offers tours and presentations to civic and school groups
- County Inmates: County inmates are individuals serving sentences generating from family court, general sessions, magistrate, and municipal court. These sentences are less than 90 days.
- State Inmates: State inmates are individuals serving on sentences of more than 90 days, generated by general sessions court.
- Inmate Labor: All inmates are utilized as a labor source for the York County Public Works Department, as well as various other county departments. This allows them to earn work credits while serving their sentence, which in turn reduces their sentence by as much as 50%.
- Where can I go to see if an individual is incarcerated at your facility?
You can view Prison and York County Detention Center inmates HERE.
- What are the visiting hours at the York County Prison?
With COVID-19 numbers increasing sharply within the state of South Carolina and York County, in-facility inmate visitation has been temporarily suspended at the York County Detention Center and York County Prison.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 inmates must wear masks at all times in the detention facility. All inmates will have COVID tests each week as well as frequent temperature checks.
The York County Detention Center is committed to the safety and well-being of all inmates and staff, as well as operating a facility that is secure, accountable, fair, and effective.
Visitation for inmates vary depending on their status. The following are our current visitation hours. You can call the Prison at 803-818-5789 to confirm which day an inmate will have visitation.
- Monday 6:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. (Male state inmates, male Family Court inmates, and male county inmates serving more than 90 days)
- Tuesday, 6:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. (Male county inmates serving less than 90 days)
- Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. (Male work release inmates)
- Thursday, 6:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. (All female inmates)
- How do I put money on an inmate's commissary account?
You can visit our facility and use the kiosk machine in the front lobby to add funds. The kiosk machine accepts cash and credit cards. You may also add funds online at McDaniel Supply Company.
- How would I mail an inmate housed at the York County Prison?
Mail items should be addressed as follows:
Attn: (Name of Inmate)
York County Prison
778 Justice Boulevard
York, South Carolina, 29745
- Who may visit inmates at the Prison?
Visitors must be listed on the inmates approved visitor list. The visitor must present a picture identification prior to being allowed in the visitation area.
- What does Zero Tolerance Mean?
Zero Tolerance is the term that means that no sexual act, contact or harassment will be tolerated between any inmate with another inmate and/or facility staff as stated in South Carolina Code of Laws 44-23-1150.