Sheriff Barry S. Faile
The Lancaster County Detention Center (LCDC) houses unsentenced inmates awaiting trial as well as inmates sentenced to less than 90 days incarceration. Family Court inmates are housed at the Lancaster County Detention Center for the duration of their sentence regardless of the length of their sentences.
The Lancaster County Detention Center is located at 1941 Pageland Hwy. in Lancaster, South Carolina. The Detention Center falls under the supervision of Captain Larry Deason.
Bond hearings are held each day of the week at the Lancaster County Magistrate's Office at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Bond Hearings are conducted using video conferencing with the Detention Center. Bond Hearings only will be held during these times. No warrants or other court matters will be considered. For all other court matters, visit Central Court located at 761 Lancaster Bypass East in Lancaster. Any questions about Bond Hearings may be directed to 803-416-9483.
The Lancaster County Detention Center contracts with Smart Communications to provide MailGuard electronic mail services. Mailguard is a quick and efficient way for inmates to receive letters and photos electronically. Effective May 17, 2021, inmate postal mail must be sent to the following address:
Lancaster County Detention Center
Adam Smith #123456 (Example inmate)
PO BOX 9106
Seminole, Florida 33775-9106
The inmates' name and booking/ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or post card to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account. Please see the inmate document on this page for more information.
Legal mail, court documents, bank statements, and publications will continue to be sent directly to the facility at P.O. Box 908 Lancaster, SC 29720.
Funding for inmates can now be applied online by clicking here.
Inmate Telephone System
The LCDC uses SMART Communications to provide the inmate telephone system for the facility. You can set up an account or add money to an account by clicking here or calling 1-888-843-1972.
Sentenced inmates housed at the LCDC provide a variety of services to the citizens of Lancaster County – the most common being litter pick-up. LCDC inmates also process recyclable materials. LCDC is dedicated to saving taxpayers’ money by utilizing inmates to a greater extent. Inmates are now being used 3 days a week to keep our county clean.
The staff at LCDC offers fingerprinting services during the following times (There is a $5 charge). You must provide your own cards :
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Visitors must have a valid verifiable photo identification card.
Minors visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 or older). Children must not be left unaccompanied in the lobby, outside or any other area. Any disruptive conduct by either party will result in termination of the visit.
Items from inmates will only be released on Tuesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Items will not be released at any other times for any reason.
Visitations occur on either Saturday or Sunday ONLY. Visitors not listed on the inmate’s visitor’s list will NOT be allowed to visit the inmate.
Inmate visitation day and times will vary depending upon which cell block the inmate is currently being housed. Visitation occurs on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call after 2:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to visitation to verify the visitation time if you are on the visitation list.
Visitors will remain on the visitation list for two weeks. Inmates may change their visitors after two weeks with no exceptions to this rule. No additions and no deletions will be permitted until the appropriate time.
• All family/social visits are non-contact unless the inmate is housed in a dorm.
• No cell phones, cameras, firearms, or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
• If visitors are or appear to be under the influence of alcohol or any drug, visitation will not be allowed and the visitor may be subject to prosecution.
• Each inmate is permitted to have a maximum of two visitors (1 adult and 1 minor or 2 adults) at a time. Visits will be limited to 60 minutes.
• All visitors are subject to search.
• Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to inmates.
• Children must be under control at all times.
• Please dress appropriately. Unacceptable attire (not limited to this list) is below: mini-skirts, short shorts, bare feet, tank tops, tube tops, sexually explicit attire, transparent or translucent material (see through clothes) or, anything deemed to be inappropriate attire by the Detention Center Staff on duty.
• Visitors are not allowed to chew gum in the facility.
• Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.
• If contraband such as drugs, alcohol or weapons are found on any person, that person may be subject to prosecution.
• No cigarettes, lighters or any other tobacco products are allowed and are considered contraband. Any inmate found to be in possession of these items will be prosecuted.
• Visitors must leave all handbags in their vehicle.
• The LCDC is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. • If a visitor has any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the visit, please ask to speak to the Shift Supervisor.
PREA: Prison Rape Elimination Act
The LCDC is committed to the safety and security of its inmate population and staff. The LCDC has a zero tolerance policy against sexual misconduct, consensual sexual contact, sexual abuse, sexual, and rape by inmates against another inmate or by any staff inmate against an inmate.