Emergency: 911        Non-Emergency: (803) 436-2774
Location: 1281 North Main Street, Sumter, SC 29153
     Mailing: P.O. Box 430, Sumter, SC 29151

Visitation Schedule

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Visitation with friends and family is defined as a social visit. Social visits are a privilege and are not a right.

Visits with legal counsel are, however, a right. These visits are classified as “professional” or “privileged” visits.

Video Visitation:
Family members and friends can talk with inmates through video by setting up an account with IC Solutions, an inmate telephone service provider. Learn how to set up an account here.

 Social Visits:

 Family members and friends can visit inmates on a first come, first serve basis. The following individuals are NOT authorized to visit inmates, unless otherwise indicated below:

• Children under the age of 12;
• Employees of the detention center, unless prior approval is received from the detention center director or designee assigned of the sheriff;
• And inmates released from Sumter County Detention Center, unless this individual was released for a period of up to six (6) months prior and this person is not listed as a current co-defendant or victim;
• Any co-defendants included as a party to your existing case;
• A registered victim(s), unless this person has received the approval of the detention center director or designee assigned of the sheriff; and
• Any person who has had their visitation privileges suspended or terminated.

No more than to two (2) visitors can visit an inmate during any social visitation session. General population inmates can have no more than to two (2) 30-minute visits per week, no more than two (2) visitors each visit. Two visitors can be a combination of two (2) adults or one (1) adult and one (1) juvenile 12 years of age or older. Adult visitors must present a photo identification card (e.g., state issued driver’s license, government identification card or military identification card) to be granted entry into the visitation area. For juveniles, the supervising adult is required to bring the child’s birth certificate and a school identification card, if the child possesses a school ID card, to verify the juveniles’s age.

Visitors to the facility are expected to and are REQUIRED TO FOLLOW all posted rules of visitation. The failure of any visitor to abide by these rules will result in denial of the visit. This includes dress code violations. Therefore, family members and friends must arrive to the facility in a presentable manner.

 This means:

NO halter tops, tube tops, sleeveless, strapless, or underwear-type shirts or dresses;
• Shorts, skirts and dresses must be no more than 3 inches above the knee;
• Shoes must always be worn. NO exceptions;
NO exposed underwear or swim attire;
NO shirts with profane, gang-related, offensive and/or sexually explicit language, symbols or graphics;
NO see-through clothing;
NO clothing designed or intended to be worn to excessively accent the body or body parts; and
NO low-cut tops and tank shirts, bandeaus or any type of shirt or top that exposes a person’s breasts or reveals too much cleavage.

All social visits are non-contact visits. Visitors are NOT ALLOWED TO BRING CARE PACKAGES. The only items that visitors can bring to the facility are cash or debit/credit card to make a deposit to an inmate's account; photo IDs needed for admission; and car keys. CELLPHONES, HANDBAGS, OR OTHER ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED. All visitors are subject to search. The failure of a visitor to submit to a search will result in a denied visitation.

INMATES AND THEIR VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO ABIDE BY THE RULES OF THE DETENTION CENTER. Visitors that fail to abide by these rules are subject to suspension or termination of their visitation privileges.

Professional Visits:

Visits with legal counsel or other authorized legal, judicial or criminal justice officials can be scheduled during normal business hours — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Visits with legal counsel or other government officials are monitored by sight, but not sound, and depending on the nature of the visit, the session could be held in a multi-purpose room inside the facility.

All professional visits are held in 30-minute intervals. Inmates are allowed two (2) 30-minute visit per week, one (1) 30-minute visit per day with only two (2) visitors per visitation.

All visitors must sign in 15 minutes prior to the visitation session. **NO EXCEPTIONS**

(Final visits of the day: 10:30 a.m. for the morning and 4 p.m. for the afternoon)

To schedule a visit for the pods that require scheduling, call the front office at (803) 436-2353.


ALPHA POD - Tuesday and Thursday

Visitation Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

BRAVO POD (SMU) - Tuesday and Thursday

Visitation Hours:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CHARLIE POD - Tuesday and Thursday

Visitation Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

DELTA AND ECHO PODSMonday and Wednesday

DELTA Visitation Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ECHO Visitation Hours:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

JULIET POD - Monday and Wednesday

Visitation Hours:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

KILO POD - Monday and Wednesday

Visitation Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

NOVEMBER PODSaturday and Sunday

Visitation Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Visitation Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.