Visitation suspended at jail


The well-being of our inmates, arrestees and staff are our number one concern. Due to the declared state of emergency the Colleton County Detention Center has suspended visitation operations until further notice.The Colleton County Sheriff's Office will update the public once additional information is obtained. To keep up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 information please visit:

The Colleton County Detention Center is working with Colleton Medical Center, Southern Health Partners, and the state of South Carolina to ensure proper procedures regarding Covid-19. If an officer observes an arrestee/inmate exhibiting signs related to the Covid-19 virus medical personnel will be notified immediately. If medical is unavailable during this time an officer will immediately report this information to their supervisor. The supervisor will ask the inmate/arrestee specific questions relating to the detection of Covid-19. Such as, does the arrestee/inmate have a fever, difficulty breathing, congestion and cough?

1. Does the arrestee/inmate have a fever and has traveled to a known effected area?

2. Has the arrestee/inmate come in contact with someone that has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus?

If the arrestee/inmate can answer “yes” to any of the above questions, the arrestee/inmate will wear a facemask to help reduce spreading the virus. The arrestee/inmate will be quarantined to prevent further transmission. Medical personnel will closely monitor and treat the individual.

The Colleton County Detention Center is being cleaned daily to include mopping all floors and wiping down all surfaces, counters, door handles, hand rails, etc. Our officers will continue follow proper hygiene practices and wear gloves when in contact with inmates to ensure the well-being of all parties.


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