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Visitor Information


In order in insure the safety of Detention Center personnel, inmates, their families & friends, the Anderson County Detention Center has put in place rules and guidelines for visitation. These rules are not meant to be “arbitrary,” but were put in place to insure the safety of all, and order in the facility. You will find these policies and rules below.




Rules & Regulations 

  • If visitors arrive after the inmate's 30-minute time slot is used, they will not be allowed to visit. Visitations will need to be coordinated by the inmate and family/friends since the inmate will only be allowed one visit per week.

  • If you are feeling unwell, please refrain from visiting the Anderson County Detention Center.

  • Only visitors who are on the inmate’s visitation list will be allowed to visit. During the intake process, the inmate fills out the list containing ten (10) persons of their choosing and can only be changed every ninety (90) days.

  • All adult visitors must present photo identification such as driver’s license, state I.D. card, etc.

  • Visitors entering the facility are subject to a pat-down search. Visitors have the right to refuse the search; however, refusal terminates visitation privileges for that day.

  • No purses, bags, firearms, or weapons of any type, chemical sprays, cell phones, or cameras will be allowed in the facility. All personal effects must be left at home or in your vehicle.

  • Officers may refuse a visit if a visitor appears under the influence of any intoxicating substance, refuses to cooperate, fails to produce identification, or acts in a disorderly manner.

  • All visitors are required to follow the instructions of the Detention Staff. Visitors failing to cooperate will be asked to leave, terminating the visit, and are subject to the revocation of visiting privileges.

  • Children are to be kept under supervision and control during the visit.

  • Visitors must wear conservative clothing. Short-Shorts, miniskirts, bathing suits, halter tops, or other revealing clothing is prohibited and will prevent them from visiting. Any visitor who intentionally exposes themselves in violation of state law during a visit will be prosecuted criminally.

  • Problems encountered with visitation may be addressed with the shift supervisor or the Security Lieutenant in person or by calling 864-260-4363.

Proper Attire
  • Visitors must wear proper attire which conforms to reasonable standards. Halter tops, underwear-type t-shirts, tank tops, fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are not allowed by any visitor (male or female).

  • If the Visitation Officer feels that a visitor's clothing is inappropriate, the visit may be denied.

  • Visitors must remain fully clothed during the visit.

  • Shoes and shirts are mandatory.


The Anderson County Detention Center operates a commissary for inmates.  Certain items can be purchased by inmates through the commissary.  The quickest way for family and friends to add to an inmate’s account can now be done online. To add funds to an inmate’s account, simply click here, and follow the on-screen instructions.  Be sure to have the inmate’s name and ID number.  Be sure to have the receipt sent to your email address for your records.  


Fees for an internet deposit will be as follows: 
$10.00-$25.00 - $3.95
$25.01-$100.00 - $6.95
$100.01-$200.00 - $8.95
$200.01-$300.00 - $10.95


For information about McDaniel Supply Company, including information about fees and charges click here. This service is provided by the McDaniel Supply Company.  

Funds can still be added by using money orders sent to the Detention Center on behalf of the inmate. 

  • Inmates may send and receive mail.

  • Photographs, drawings, and news clippings are normally acceptable as long as they are not inappropriate.

  • Mail is received Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from the Post Office. No mail is delivered on weekends or holidays.

  • Incoming mail is opened and checked for contraband prior to being delivered to an inmate.

  • All legal mail is opened in the presence of the inmate and checked for contraband prior to the inmate receiving it.

  • Inmates may receive money orders through the mail. Cash will not be accepted in the mail and will be treated as contraband.

  • Inmates may purchase envelopes and writing materials through the canteen service; indigent inmates may order these materials, on a routine schedule, with costs being debited from their accounts.

  • No stickers, staples, paper clips, or electronic cards will be accepted.

  • Put your name and return address on the envelope. If an envelope arrives at the facility without a return address the envelope will be returned to US Postal Service.

  • To expedite delivery to the inmate, all inmate mail received at the facility should be addressed as in the example below:

Put the inmate's full name (the name under which they were booked).
Address the envelope like the following example:

John Doe
Anderson County Sheriff's Office Detention Center
1009 David Lee Coffee Place
Anderson, SC 29625

The following items are not permitted to be mailed into the jail:

  • Food items

  • Clothing

  • Books, magazines, newspapers, etc. unless mailed/shipped directly from the publisher and have a softbound cover

  • Cosmetics, toiletries, etc.

  • Stationary, envelopes, postage stamps, pencils, pens, etc. (Note: These items are available for purchase on the canteen. Should an inmate not have sufficient funds to purchase these items, the jail will provide access to such items 'free' at no cost to the inmate up to two (2) personal letters per week)

  • Cash, personal checks, second party checks, traveler's checks, or non-U.S. Postal money orders

  • Musical or electronic greeting cards.

  • Paper clips, staples, rubber bands, stickers, glue, tape, string, or other similar items

  • Prepaid phone cards

  • Polaroid photographs

  • Razor blades, disposable razors, or any item that may be used as a weapon

  • Any item declared to be contraband under South Carolina State Law and/or by the Detention Center Administration

  • Telephones are provided to inmates for their use on a collect only basis through Pay-Tel Communications.

  • In addition to collect calls, inmates may purchase telephone calling cards through the commissary program for $10.00 each.

  • To stop an inmate from calling, please call Pay-Tel Communications at 1-800-PAY-TELL and advise them you want your number blocked. You may also choose not to accept a call that is placed to you on a one-time basis by selecting the appropriate selection once you hear the initial message when an inmate calls.

Inmate Communications
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