|Aiken County Detention Center
The Aiken County Detention Center located at 435 Wire Road, in Aiken, houses an average of 375 to 450 inmates, who either are awaiting trial, or are serving sentences less than 90 days. Opened in June 2002, ACDC is a state-of-the-art security facility, with six minimum to maximum security housing units. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division currently employs a staff of 75 sworn and four administrative employees. In addition to full-time employees,contract employees provide the following services:
Inmate Telephone System
Volunteer Chaplin Program
Intake and Release
When an individual arrives at ACDC, employees document the arrestee’s personal property, take fingerprints, photographs and run a criminal history check, with all information entered into a jail management database. The arrestee also receives a health screening shortly after arriving at the facility.
While ACDC staff strives to promptly receive and release eligible individuals, workload can affect processing times, as well as, the availability of criminal history information.
The South Carolina Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system will enable detention centers, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services to comply with victim notification laws. More important, the system will empower victims by allowing them to make a toll-free call or access a website for offender status information from anywhere at anytime. A crime victim may register for notification on the custody status of an offender who is either incarcerated in a detention center, jail, or the Department of Corrections or under the supervision of the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Once registered, a victim will receive immediate notification regarding changes in the custody status of the offender, including transfer and release. SC SAVIN is a free service, available 24-hours a day in both English and Spanish.
Charges and Bond Information
Select to search current inmates, view charges and bond amounts.
Information about an arrestee's charge and bond is available also by calling the Aiken County Detention Center at (803) 642-2040.
Bond hearings are held daily at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in Aiken County Bond Court at ACDC. The magistrate will inform the arrestee of the charge(s) and, if appropriate, will set bond.
Cash, cashier's check and money orders are the only acceptable methods of payment for bond. Exact change is required. No personal checks are accepted. Money orders and cashier's checks must be made payable to Aiken County Bond Court.
Following classification, inmates are assigned to one of several housing units. Housing assignments are determined based on the following objective criteria:
- Type of crime
- Criminal history
- Circumstances of arrest
- Pre-trial / Sentenced
Personal property can be released to family or friends with a written authorization from an inmate.
Making deposits into an Inmates account
Family and friends of inmates housed at the Aiken County Detention Center are able to deposit funds into inmate commissary accounts utilizing the Cashier Kiosks. Kiosks are located in the visitation lobby at the Main entrance, the kiosks will accept Cash, Credit Cards, and Debit cards.
Deposits will immediately be available in the Inmate's account, barring no delays during holidays or weekends.
Important: Any monies deposited will be subject to the normal collections for debts owed to the jail by the inmate (INCLUDING BOND MONEY)
The automated payment kiosks accepts United States currency in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 US denominations. Depostis may be made between 7a.m. - 7p.m., seven days a week.
There is a $3 convenience fee for utilizing the Cashier Kiosks, the fee will be deducted from the amount deposited in the Inmate's account.
The Lobby Kiosk:
- Accepts $5.00 bills or higher for a cash deposit to inmate commissary accounts
- Family and friends must know the INMATE ID NUMBER and FULL BOOKED NAME
- Funds deposited will be immediately credited to the inmate's account.
- A receipt will be issued from the Kiosk to the person depositing the funds.
- A receipt wil be issued from the Jail to the inmate.
A third party will operate the Cashier Kiosks, The Aiken County Sheriff's Office will have no responsibility for the operation of these machines. If there is an issue with a deposit, a phone number will be available to contat the vendor. The Aiken County Detention Center has no means to resolve any issues related to the kiosk.
To make a deposit on-line to an inmate's account, click the kiosk icon on the right. Have your credit or debit card ready. You will need the inmate's full name and Inmate ID Number. Inmate ID Numbers are available directly from the inmate or at the ACDC lobby. Deposits also can be made at the Cashier kiosk in the lobby of ACDC.
Arrestee and Visitor Information
Pre-approved individuals may visit an inmate once a week for one hour. Inmates must provide a visitation list of up to five individuals. Those not included on the visitation list will not be granted access. It is the responsibility of the inmate to inform visitors of scheduled visitation time.
- Visitors must arrive and report to the reception desk 15 minutes before a scheduled visit.
- Inmates are permitted no more than three visitors at a time.
- Adult visitors must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include driver's license, military identification, passport or state-issued ID card.
- All visitors and their property are subject to pat and/or visual search. Refusal to comply with a search request is grounds for denial of visitation.
- No personal property is allowed in the visitation area. Lockers are available in the lobby.
- The detention center will not hold visitor property during visitation.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building.
- No food or beverages will be permitted in the visiting areas.
- Visitors who try to bring contraband into the facility will be subject to arrest.
- Visitors must wear appropriate clothing. Visitors who wear suggestive clothing, transparent fabric, short-shorts or mini skirts will not be granted access.
- Visitors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Proper behavior is required of visitors at all times.
Visitors may be denied visitation privileges for any of the following but not limited to:
not arriving 15 minutes prior to visitation; not on the inmate's approved visitation list; violating the facility rules; disruptive behavior; the visitor is suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol; insufficient space for visitation; visitation would place the visitor's health at risk, or facility security issues.
Scheduled visitation will be held on the following days and times:
Friday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Official visitors (attorneys, clergy etc.) must present a proper picture ID and proper professional identification may be required prior to a visit. Official visitors may visit any day of the week between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or by appointment. However, official visits will not be permitted while meals are being served and during formal security counts.
- Inmates may receive cards and letters that are normal in size
- Envelopes with clasp or padding will not be accepted. Legal mail is exempt from these restrictions.
- A return address must be on the envelope.
- Incoming mail will be delivered to inmates Tuesday through Sunday.
- All incoming mail is opened, but not read. Mail is searched for contraband, which includes money, checks, inappropriate photographs, matches, lighters, cigarettes, jewelry and food.
- Inmates may receive appropriate photographs that are normal in size.
- Polaroid pictures are not permitted.
- Books may be sent to inmates only through a book store.
- Mail sent be legal representatives is opened in the presence of the inmate.
- Do not send money or personal checks. It will not be delivered to an inmate.
- Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:
Inmate's full name
Aiken County Detention Center
435 Wire Road
Aiken, SC 29801
Once an inmate receives their housing assignment, they can contact family and friends by placing a collect call from a telephone in their living area. Family and friends must be willing to accept the charges. Inmates cannot receive incoming telephone calls.
If someone wishes to block incoming calls from inmates they can call Securus a 1-800-844-6591.
Messages are not delivered except for emergencies, such as a death or medical emergency of an immediate family member. Emergencies must be verified. In case of an emergency, call the ACDC shift supervisor at (803) 642-2040.
Inmate Commissary Service
Snack foods, writing paper, stamped envelopes, toiletries and undergarments are available for purchase by inmates from the commissary.
Medical and mental health services are provided by a contracted medical company. A physician visits the facility regularly for sick call. Dental services also are available. Emergencies are transported to proper health care facilities as necessary. The medical staff administers prescription medication. However, prior to being administered the medical staff must approve prescriptions written prior to incarceration.