Aiken County Detention Center

Search Current Detainees | Intake and Release | Charges and Bond Information | Bond Hearings | Housing Assignments | Release of Property | Inmate Deposits | Inmate Funds | Visitation | Official Visitors | Inmate Mail | Inmate Telephone Services | Inmate Commissary Services | Inmate Medical Care

The mission of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division is to enhance public safety by safely and securely managing persons entrusted into our custody.  We will accomplish by providing quality customer service, using sound ethical correctional principles, embracing diversity and building partnerships with our stakeholders.


The Aiken County Detention Center is located at 435 Wire Road, in Aiken. The facility has an average daily population of 407 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 detention facility, with six housing units. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division currently employs a staff of 81 sworn and administrative civilian employees. In addition to full-time employees, contract employees provide the following services:

Medical Services
Food Services
Inmate Commissary 
Inmate Telephone System
Barber Services
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, and enter needed information entered into a jail management database.   Compliant arrestees and arrestees not under the influence of drugs or alcohol will have access to make phone calls.Release
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.  Once ACDC receive a discharge on an incarcerated individual, release will occur within 1-4 hours depending on workload.

Victim Notification

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 any time. 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.  You can find more information about SAVIN by visiting


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) 716-8518.

Bond Hearings


Bond hearings are held Monday – Friday  10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. & Saturday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Aiken County Bond Court, which is located at that the facility. 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.



Inmate Housing Assignments

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
  • Behavior
  • Pre-trial / Sentenced



Release of Inmate Property

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. Deposits may be made between 8a.m. –  6p.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:

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 contact the vendor. The Aiken County Detention Center has no means to resolve any issues related to the kiosk.

Inmate Funds

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

Citizens now can schedule visits on an as available basis with inmates at the Detention Center by visiting You can choose to visit on-site at the Detention Center or schedule a paid visit from the convenience of your own home, using the video visitation system. Visitors can also schedule visits in the Detention Center lobby by using a visitation kiosk.

All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and approved by facility staff.

Inmates that are currently serving a disciplinary sanction will not be approved for visitation.

Please be aware that an inmate can refuse to see any visitor.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time for your visit in order to be registered in a timely manner! If you do not check in at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit, your visit will be cancelled. Any child under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult and must remain under the adult’s supervision at all times.

Visitors must wear proper attire that conforms to reasonable standards. Short shorts, short skirts, bathing suits and tank tops or excessively tight or revealing clothing is considered to be inappropriate attire. Shoes and shirts are required. The Visitation Officer has the authority to deny a visit with an inmate if the visitor is wearing inappropriate attire. Smoking is not permitted inside the Detention Center and visitation area.

Visitors shall follow facility rules. Violations of facility rules may result in the cancellation of current and future visits.

Visitors are subject to identification verification.

Visits may be canceled or rescheduled at any time by facility staff.

For more information about this program, call the video visitation information line at 855-208-7349.


Official Visitors

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 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or by appointment.  However, official visits will not be permitted while meals are being served and during formal security counts.

Inmate Mail

  • 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 Monday through Friday.
  • 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, etc.
  • 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

Inmate Telephone Services

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 GTL at 877-650-4249.

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.  Commissary services are provided by McDaniel Supply Company


Inmate Medical Care

Medical and mental health services are provided by a contracted medical company.  A physician visits the facility regularly for sick call.  Dental services are also  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.



PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Compliance

ACDC has a ZERO Tolerance Policy for PREA concerns

Zero Tolerance means that no sexual act, contact or harassment, will be tolerated between any inmate with another inmate and/or between an inmate and an employee per South Carolina South Carolina Code of Laws §44-23-1150. Staff found guilty of such violations will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination and possible criminal prosecution. Inmates will be subject to disciplinary action consistent with the requirements of Aiken County Detention Center’s inmate disciplinary procedures, and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Aiken County Detention Center is committed to its “zero-tolerance policy” of sexual assault and sexual victimization. This zero-tolerance policy affects every employee and every person under Aiken County Detention Center supervision. Report any assaults or victimizations that are sexual in nature to a staff member, in writing or call (803) 642-2049.  Any reports will be kept as confidential, as the circumstance allows.