South Carolina Legislature


HOUSE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Department of Corrections


+ Committee Details

Below are current members of the subcommittee to which this agency is assigned. If the agency is under study, these are the members studying the agency at the subcommittee level. If the agency is not currently under study, please see the applicable subcommittee report for the names of the members on the subcommittee at that time, as they may be different from those listed below.

Memorandum explaining expansion of Subcommittee to an Ad hoc Committee for the study.


Hon. Edward R. Tallon Sr.,
Chair


Rep Tallon
Hon. Micajah P. "Micah" Caskey, IV

Rep Caskey
Hon. Gary E. Clary

Rep Clary
Hon. Chandra E. Dillard

Rep Dillard
Hon. Joseph H. Jefferson, Jr.

Rep Jefferson
Hon. Jeffrey E. "Jeff" Johnson

Rep Johnson
Hon. Robert Q. Williams

Rep Williams




UNDER STUDY

The information below is typically only updated when an agency is under study. For completed studies, it may no longer reflect the current structure or operation of the agency.

+ Reports, Recommendations, and Implementation

  • Full Committee Report and Implementation
  • Full Committee Study Report 2020 (will be posted when approved)
  • SCDC status of implementing recommendations - 2020 RFI (will be posted when available)

  • Subcommittee Study Report
  • Subcommittee Study Report 2020 (will be posted when approved)

  • Agency Program Evaluation Report (PER)

  • Agency Annual Restructuring Reports, Accountability Reports, and Seven-Year Plan Reports
  • 2018-19 Accountability Report
  • 2017-18 Accountability Report
  • 2016-17 Accountability Report
  • 2015-16 Accountability Report
  • In 2016 the Oversight Committee worked with the Executive Budget Office to combine the information sought in the Annual Restructuring Report and Annual Accountability Report, into one report.
  • 2016 Annual Restructuring Report
  • 2015Restructuring and Seven-Year Plan Report

  • Other Related External Reports, Reviews, Audits, and Studies


  • + Meetings and Agency Presentations

    Agency presentations during meetings
    Individual Meetings
  • Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - COVID-19
  • Meeting Minutes (will be linked when approved by Subcommittee)
  • Discussion of agency begins at ____ in the archived video (will be updated after the meeting)
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • SCDC recommendations for changes in law
  • Agency Handout - Examples of cases related to cell phones
  • Meeting Minutes (will be linked when approved by Subcommittee)
  • Discussion of agency begins at 3:43 in the archived video

  • Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Handout - "The War Vet, the Dating Site, and the Phone Call From Hell"
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 3:39 in the archived video

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Legal and Compliance Unit
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 3:10 in the archived video

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Healthcare Services Unit
  • SCDC/SCDMH Joint Presentation - Mental Health
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 3:19 in the archived video

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Audit of Department of Corrections by Legislative Audit Council
  • Agency Presentation - Healthcare Services Unit
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 4:08 in the archived video

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Operations Unit (updated)
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 5:15 in the archived video

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 3:35 in the archived video

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 30 minutes after adjournment (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Operations Unit
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 2:48 in the archived video

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 30 minutes after adjournment (Blatt 110)
  • Ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Overview, history, inmate timelines
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 2:16 in the archived video

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 - Public Input Meeting
  • Full Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Packet
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 46:19 in the archived video

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018, immediately upon adjournment
  • Full Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 2:12 in the archived video


  • + Public Input

    Note: Input a member of the public provides via a link on the Committee's webpage is posted verbatim as it is received by the Committee. It is not the comments or expression of the House Legislative Oversight Committee, any of its Subcommittees, or the House of Representatives.

  • Public Survey

  • + Other input received via Committee webpage

  • Public Testimony


  • + Correspondence


    Media Releases

    In late June 2019, the Ad Hoc Subcommittee requested SCDC provide it copies of media releases and responses to media inquiries. Below is a document, which is periodically updated, with information SCDC provides the Committee.

  • Media releases from SCDC (June 26, 2019 - November 21, 2019)


  • Letters
  • Committee Letter to S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC)(May 9, 2018)
  • Committee notifies the agency it has been selected for study.
  • SCDC Director Memo to staff, on which the Oversight Committee was copied (May 17, 2018)
  • SCDC Director informs all SCDC staff that SCDC is scheduled for a regular study by the House Legislative Oversight Committee, the purpose of the study and additional information staff will receive about the process during their regular staff meetings.
  • Committee Letter to Legislative Audit Council (LAC) (June 6, 2018)
  • Committee requests an audit of SCDC by the Legislative Audit Council.
  • Committee Chair Memorandum to Ad Hoc Subcommittee Members (January 2, 2019)
  • Committee chair notifies the applicable Committee members of their appointment to an ad hoc committee to study the Department of Corrections.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCDC (February 25, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the February 21, 2019 Subcommittee meeting: (1) Inmate Numbers; (2) Bonds of Director and Other Personnel; (3) Reception and Evaluation; (4) Employee Morale; (5) Hiring and Retention; (6) Employee Costs; (7) Drug Testing; (8) Collaboration; (9) Programming, Amenities, and Costs to Inmates; and (10) Inmate's Family and Visitors.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCDC (March 27, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the March 21, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Early release inmates; (2) Sentencing sheets; (3) Inmate processing; (4) Inmate composition; (5) Classification system; (6) Inmate release date, actions impacting; (7) Data entry; (8) Facilities and overtime; (9) Lockdown; (10) Performance; (11) Inmate work; and (12) Statutes.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to Court Administration (March 27, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the March 21, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Sentencing sheets and database.
  • Court Administration responds to Subcommittee (April 25, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCCPC and SCCID (March 27, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the March 21, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Sentence sheets.
  • Commission on Indigent Defense (SCCID) reponse to Subcommittee (April 29, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to PPP (March 27, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the March 21, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Data from SCDC; (2) Data from other entities; and (3) Sentencing sheets.
  • PPP reponse to Subcommittee (April 22, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCDC (May 16, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the May 14, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Classification system; (2) Timelines and average inmate day; (3) Data; (4) Health; (5) Transfers; (6) Admissions and release; (7) Information provided to inmates; (8) Housing; (9) Safety and staffing; (10) Work; (11) Recidivism rates; (12) Education; and (13) Earned credits and outcomes.
  • SCDC reponse to Subcommittee (May 24, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCDC (May 30, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the May 29, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Classification system update; (2) Young offender parole and reentry services; (3) Shock incarceration program; (4) Security and emergency services; (5) Family complaints; (6) Measures and data tracked; (7) Lockdowns; (8) Types of offenses/convictions; (9) Contraband; (10) Inmate use of social networking; (11) Movement of inmates between SCDC facilities; (12) Law updates; and (13) Good conduct credits.
  • SCDC reponse to Subcommittee (June 20, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCDC (June 13, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the June 4, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Execution of death sentences; (2) Processing inmates, sentencing sheets, and release; (3) Visitation; (4) Use of force to maintain order - chemical munitions; (5) Inmate participation in programs and work; (6) Inmate transfers; (7) Escapes, assaults, and other inmate disciplinary offenses; (8) Police service investigations; (9) Inmate deaths; and (10) Potential law recommendations.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (July 2, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee Letter to Attorney General (June 13, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the status of death sentences and appeals as a follow up to the June 4, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections.
  • Attorney General reponse to Subcommittee (July 12, 2019)
  • Ad hoc Subcommittee Letter to SCDC (June 28, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the June 18, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Inmate participation in programs; (2) Contraband - Cell phone usage; (3) Assaults; (4) Program decisions/evaluation; (5) Victim notification; (6) Agency policy review; and (7) Positive impact examples.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (July 26, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (July 16, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests additional information on the early release of an inmate that occurred in July 2019.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (July 22, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (July 29, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the July 24, 2019 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) Release of inmates; (2) Employee training; (3) Education for inmates - Palmetto Unified School District; (4) Programs - Academy of Hope; (5) Programs - Training and employment of inmates upon release; (6) Conditions for inmates (sunlight, hygiene, meals, air conditioning, and pest control); (7) Death of inmate; and (8) Visitation (processing; notification)
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (August 22, 2019)
  • SCDC letter to Committee (September 9, 2019)
  • SCDC provides updated information about classification for teachers at Palmetto Unified School District responsive to questions in the Committee's July 29, 2019 letter.
  • SCDC letter to Committee (July 31, 2019)
  • Out of an abundance of caution, SCDC provides reports issued by the implementation panel and mediator during the ongoing mediation of the mental health lawsuit and settlement agreement. SCDC is uncertain if the information is responsive to a particular request or question from the Committee.
  • Invitation to opening ceremony for reentry program at Lieber Correctional Institution on September 12 (September 4, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Department of Education (October 8, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the Paperwork Reduction and Streamlining Report the Department of Education (DoE) submitted to the General Assembly as a follow up to a Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections.
  • DoE response to Subcommittee (October 14, 2019)
  • Department of Education letter states in part that the wording used in the report may warrant clarification. While, there were no responses from teachers or school level administrators from the Palmetto Unified School District (operated within SCDC), three district level administrators did submit responses.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to DoE (December 2, 2019)
  • Subcommittee thanks the agency for noting the error in its Paperwork Reduction and Streamlining Report related to Palmetto Unified School District that operates out of SCDC facilities and leaves how to correct the error in the agency's discretion.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Department of Health and Environmental Control (October 8, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information about fees required to obtain birth certificates for inmates and timeframes for DHEC to execute a memorandum of understanding with another state agency as a follow up to a Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections.
  • DHEC response to Subcommittee (October 24, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Department of Health and Human Services (October 8, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests various information related to Medicaid payment of services related to inmates as a follow up to a Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections.
  • DHHS response to Subcommittee (October 29, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to DHHS (December 2, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests the agency explain pros and cons to a person applying for, and enrolling in, Medicaid, including why an individual may not want to consent to submitting an application for enrollment in Medicaid.
  • DHHS response to Subcommittee?s follow-up letter (December 17, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to N.C. Sheriffs Association (October 8, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests additional information about the North Carolina Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program as a follow up to the presentation the N.C. Sheriffs Association made during the Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections on October 2, 2019.
  • N.C. Sheriffs' Assoc. response to Subcommittee (October 30, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon (October 8, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information about SCDC program participation required as a prerequisite for some inmate's parole and/or release as a follow up to a Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections.
  • PPP response to Subcommittee (October 22, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (October 8, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as follow up from multiple Subcommittee meetings with the Department of Corrections: (1) veterans and other federal program; (2) programs and reentry; (3) medical transportation efficiency; (4) medications and medical equipment; (5) medical wait time; (6) births in prison; (7) mental health; (8) addiction treatment; (9) health services-in general; (10) crimes in SCDC; (11) detention center inspections; (12) audits; (13) agency policies; (14) North Carolina programs; (15) automated request to staff member system; (16) formal grievances; (17) inmate mail; (18) Freedom of Information Act requests and records management; (19) law recommendations; and (20) administration unit presentation.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (October 29, 2019)
  • SCDC updated response to question #41 and #45 (December 11, 2019)
  • Joint Subcommittee Letter to SCDC and Department of Mental Health (October 10, 2019)
  • The Ad Hoc Subcommittee and the Healthcare and Regulatory Subcommittee request information from SCDC and the Department of Mental Health following the joint subcommittee meeting on September 16, 2019.
  • SCDC and DMH joint response to Subcommittees (October 23, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (December 2, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as follow up from multiple meetings with the Department of Corrections: (1) inmate health-general; (2) suicide attempts; (3) electronic tracking; (4) costs related to inmates; (5) inmate release dates; (6) inmate education; (7) accreditation; (8) employee training; (9) classification system; (10) staff incident reports; (11) ombudsman; (12) human resources; (13) housing-separations (inmate from inmate and inmate from employee); (14) housing-location; (15) housing-hvac systems; (16) member tours; and (17) inmate composition, work, and credits.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (December 18, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (December 2, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests additional information on ombudsman utilized in correctional departments in other states.
  • P&A response to Subcommittee (December 13, 2019)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to State HR and Insurance Reserve Fund (December 2, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on laws, regulations, and law suits related to human resource decisions across state agencies.
  • State HR response to Subcommittee (1.2.20)
  • Insurance Reserve Fund response to Subcommittee (1.6.20)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Court Administration, Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon, S.C. Association of Counties, S.C. Jail Administrator's Association, and S.C. Sheriff's Association (December 2, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests a representative from the organization attend the Subcommittee's January 7, 2020 meeting to testify and/or answer member questions relating to information necessary to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, inmates are released from incarceration on the correct dates.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to State Procurement Services Division (December 20, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests the Procurement Services Division explain how they monitor cooperation of state offices, departments, institutions, and agencies in the procurement of goods, products, and services from the Division of Prison Industries of the Department of Corrections, as required in statute.
  • SFAA-Procurement response to Subcommittee (January 13, 2020)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (December 20, 2019)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the December 11 and 16, 2019 Subcommittee meetings with the Department of Corrections: (1) cell phones; (2) security staffing; (3) inmate grievances, health, and re-entry; (4) remote release; (5) facility management; (6) procurement; (7) fuel depot; (8) uniform purchases; (9) legislative audit council audit and updated information; (10) workforce program; (11) drug testing; and (12) employee grievances and recruitment.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (January 16, 2020)
  • SCDC letter to Subcommittee (December 18, 2019)
  • SCDC provides its recommendations for law changes in response to the Subcommittee's request for this information.
  • SCDC letter to Subcommittee (January 6, 2020)
  • SCDC provides updated recommendations for law changes.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Solicitor Brackett (1.23.20)
  • Subcommittee requests the Solicitor further explain the current and proposed process for how information flows between the 16th Circuit Solicitors' Office and Court Administration, including benefits and risks to the processes from the perspective of stakeholders such as the S.C. Department of Corrections.
  • Solicitor Brackett response to Subcommittee (February 3, 2020)
  • SCDC Locking System Video (January 23, 2020)
  • SCDC provides information on their current locking system, including the amount of time required for correctional officers to unlock all doors in a portion of a unit, and the locking system they wish to obtain for their facilities.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (January 30, 2020)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the January 7, 2020 Subcommittee meetings with the Department of Corrections: (1) inmate information transmission; (2) recidivism; (3) local facilities; (4) employees; (5) facilities and data systems; (6) product sales; (7) health services; (8) programs; (9) sentencing, risk assessment, and release; (10) impact of input; (11) resources available; and (12) law recommendations.
  • SCDC response to Subcommittee (February 19, 2020)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to S.C. Jail Administrator's Association and S.C. Sheriff's Association (January 30, 2020)
  • Subcommittee requests the associations provide input on why local facilities in 39 of the 46 counties are not purchasing inmate uniforms from SCDC.
  • Jail Administrator's Association response to Subcommittee (February 19, 2020)
  • Sheriffs' Association response to Subcommittee (February 24, 2020)
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to Division of Procurement (January 30, 2020)
  • Subcommittee requests the Division of Procurement provide input on an idea of providing preference to state vendors who are willing to employ individuals once released from SCDC.
  • SFAA Division of Procurement response to Subcommittee (February 5, 2020)
  • SCDC letter to Subcommittee (June 9, 2020)
  • SCDC provides operating procedures and current agency statistics related to COVID. Also, the agency provides additional law recommendations for the Subcommittee's consideration.
  • Ad Hoc Subcommittee letter to SCDC (June 25, 2020)
  • Subcommittee requests information on the following topics as a follow up to the June 22, 2020 Subcommittee meeting with the Department of Corrections: (1) inmate health; (2) local facilities; and (3) employees.


    + Agency Background and Services

    + Additional Agency Details

    + Assault, Abuse, and Misconduct of Inmates and Staff (including lawsuits)
  • Assault

  • Assault - Sexual

  • Protective Custody

  • Cell Phones and Social Media

  • Escapes

  • Contraband

  • Discipline and Prevention
  • Inmate disciplinary offenses - Number investigated (2016 - 2019)
  • Inmate disciplinary offenses - Number convicted by facility (FY 2016 - FY 2019)
  • Employee corrective actions (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 128, Table 4.3
  • Employee violations (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 127, Table 4.2

  • Number of investigations within SCDC of inmates, employees, and civilians by type (2016 - 2019)
  • Arrests within SCDC of inmates, employees, and civilians - All offenses (2016 - 2019)
  • Crimes committed inside SCDC: Number of referrals to solicitors' offices and prosecutions
  • Status of closed police services investigations (2016 - 2019)
  • Incident reporting flow chart
  • Changes in inmate housing to separate inmates from one another or from an employee
  • National Institute of Corrections limited review of SCDC security-related policies and resulting recommendations - LAC Audit, page 114, Table 4.1
  • Uses of force in SCDC facilities (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 95, Table 3.5
  • Chemical munitions use (December 2018 - May 2019)
  • Tracking inmates (DOJ report)
  • Information security and privacy - Number of incidents (2015 - 2018)
  • Electronic cell door impact

  • Number of institutional audits, agency-wide purchasing card reviews, etc. (2015 - 2018)
  • Security audits, areas reviewed
  • Timeline of internal institutional audits at SCDC facilities (2020)
  • Timeline of Prison Rape Elimination Act audits of SCDC facilities (2018 - 2020)

  • Lawsuits
  • Number of lawsuits filed against SCDC (2016 - 2018)
  • Number of workers' compensation claims filed at SCDC (FY 2007-08 - FY 2018-19)
  • Workers' compensation premium at SCDC (FY 2007-08 - FY 2018-19)
  • SCDC premiums for tort liability, medical professional liability, and prepaid legal defense coverage (FY 2008-09 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 163, Chart 5.7
  • SCDC prepaid legal defense claims and expenses reimbursed by the Insurance Reserve Fund (CY 2008 - CY 2018) - LAC Audit, page 170, Table 5.15
  • Employee tort liability claims against SCDC, closed claims (CY 2000 - CY 2007) - LAC Audit, page 164, Table 5.8; and (CY 2008 - CY 2017), page 165, Table 5.9
  • Non-employee tort liability claims against SCDC, closed claims (CY 2008 - CY 2017) - LAC Audit, page 167, Table 5.11
  • Tort liability claims at SCDC, open claims (CY 2008 - CY 2018) - LAC Audit, page 171, Table 5.16
  • Professional medical claims against SCDC, closed claims (CY 2008 - CY 2017) - LAC Audit, page 168, Table 5.13


  • + Inmate Deaths

    + Inmate Intake and Data

    + Inmate Classification and Housing (including age and condition of buildings)
  • Classification and Common Risk Assessment

  • Facilities

  • Housing
  • Housing locations by institution category at SCDC
  • Impact to SCDC if inmates with longer sentences were held at local facilities
  • Character based units and programs policy (PS-10.17)
  • Restrictive housing unit policy (OP-22.38)
  • Designated facility inmate assignments and transfers policy (OP 21.05)
  • Multiple reports regarding solitary confinement
  • Changes in inmate housing to separate inmates from one another or from an employee
  • State v. Local

  • Out of state transfers


  • + Inmate Population and Daily Life (including inmate requests and grievances)
  • Daily Life

  • Requests and Grievances
  • Automated request to staff management system (ARTSM)
  • Paper requests to staff (used for medical issues, inmates in restrictive housing units, etc.)

  • Inmate grievances - grievable and non-grievable issues
  • Inmate grievances by issue and submission year (CY 2016 - CY 2019)
  • Inmate grievance process - steps explained
  • Number of inmate grievances filed, by step in the grievance process (2016-2018)
  • Number of inmate grievances appealed to the Administrative Law Court (2016-2018)

  • Number of inmate allegations in which SCDC interacted with Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (2016-2018)

  • Population
  • See also, statistical reports on SCDC's website available here.
  • Population counts and capacities, sorted by level (FY 2016 - FY 2019)
  • Number of inmates incarcerated per capita in each state
  • Average daily inmate population (FY 1970 - FY 2019)
  • Inmate profile chart (FY 2014 - FY 2018)
  • Number of inmates over 55 and percentage of total inmate population (FY 2008 - FY 2019)
  • Mental health caseload v. total inmate population at SCDC (FY 2015 - FY 2019)
  • Non-citizen inmate data (FY 2016 - FY 2018)

  • Education level

  • Offenses

  • Sentence Length

  • Gangs


  • + Inmate Health Services
  • General
  • Flow of sentencing information and inmate health records from local facility to SCDC
  • Map of health services at SCDC facilities
  • On-site specialty clinics at Kirkland Correctional Institution by service and number of patient visits (2019)
  • Health services' admissions processing chart
  • Continuity of care for transfer to court sample form
  • DNA testing payments to SLED (FY 2012 - FY 2018)
  • Health information assignments by institution
  • Inmate encounters with health service providers by provider type (e.g. physician, psychiatrist, dentist) (FY 2018)
  • Number of interactions between medical staff and inmates; and number of staff workers compensation claims (FY 2014 - FY 2019)
  • Medical furlough-paroles - requested v. granted (2015 - 2019)
  • State prisons and the delivery of hospital care from PEW (July 2018)
  • Top 15 high volume tests performed annually at SCDC

  • Addiction Treatment

  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Mental health caseload v. total inmate population at SCDC (FY 2015 - FY 2019)
  • Levels of mental health care services at SCDC
  • Mental health screening and evaluation points during inmate intake at SCDC

  • Select mental health services policies

  • SCDC compared to Department of Mental Health

  • Mental health lawsuit implementation panel


  • + Inmate Programs
  • General
  • Core inmate programs
  • Programming available to inmates by facility (March 2019)
  • Pastoral services programs by facility

  • Reentry program's evolution (FY 2005 - FY 2016)
  • List of pre-release institutions and institutions that offer pre-release services (as of June 2019)
  • Entities SCDC relies on as part of its reentry program
  • Offender employment preparation program, MOUs with partners and annual report

  • Inmate skills report to track work and programs the inmate completes
  • Inmate participation in reentry partner programs
  • Number of inmates refusing to attend a work or program assignment (FY 2016 to FY 2019)

  • Inmate reentry program policy (PS-10.14)
  • Intensive management and restrictive management stepdown programs policy (OP-22.38B)
  • Shock incarceration program policy (PS-10.12)
  • Young offender parole and reentry services policy (OP-22.39)
  • Agreement between DHEC and SCDC for updated method of paying for inmate birth certificates

  • Credits for good time, work, and education

  • Education
  • Academic programs available, by facility (March 2019)
  • On-the-job training certificates available
  • Vocational education certificates available, by facility (March 2019)
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of correctional education - Report from Rand Corporation, sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (2013)

  • Number of inmates that
  • Instances of inmate enrollment in education being restricted

  • SCDC's school district - Palmetto Unified School District (PUSD)

  • Work


  • + Inmate Release, Recidivism, and Other Outcomes
  • Number of inmates that could have been released remotely (from local facility), instead of transported to SCDC (FY 2017 - FY 2019)
  • Potential statutory language to require remote release

  • Inmate information available to the parole board for consideration in parole decisions

  • Inmate skills report - Tracks work and programs an inmate completes to assist the inmate in obtaining a job after release

  • Number of inmates released from SCDC by type of release (e.g., parole, maxout, etc.) (May 2019)
  • Percentage of inmates released after serving 5 years or less (FY 2013 - FY 2017)
  • Distribution of time served before release by sex, race, and total (FY 2018)
  • Number of years until maxout for inmates admitted in FY2018
  • Total number of inmates released (FY 2014-15 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 106, Table 3.8
  • Turbeville Correctional Institution releases (FY 2014-15 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 108, Table 3.10
  • Kirkland Correctional Institution releases (FY 2014-15 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 107, Table 3.9
  • Manning Correctional Institution releases (FY 2014-15 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 109, Table 3.11
  • Categories by which inmate releases may be sorted (e.g., type of offense, sex, etc.)

  • Recidivism ranking by state (2018)
  • National recidivism rates (1, 3, and 5 years after release)
  • National recidivism rate of inmates that attended vocational training v. obtained associate/bachelor's degree

  • Recidivism rate at SCDC for
  • Effect of prison education programs on recidivism - Journal of Correctional Education (December 2010)
  • Number of inmates released with no GED or other vocational skill obtained while incarcerated (FY 2016 - FY 2018)

  • Department of Juvenile Justice recidivism rates and calculation method


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    + Agency Finances

    + Employees and Volunteers
  • External Assessments

  • Recruiting and Hiring

  • Training and Drug Testing

  • Salary, Overtime, and Leave
  • Healthcare
  • Correctional Officers
  • Base salary for correctional officers at SCDC (2001 - 2018)
  • Salary comparison for correctional officer and other law enforcement personnel: local, state, and federal
  • Annual and sick leave forfeited by correctional staff (FY 2013 - FY 2018)
  • Average total pay for all correctional officer ranks (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 36, Table 2.14
  • Comparison of SCDC's starting salary for correctional officers to starting salaries for county detention officers (June 28, 2019) - LAC Audit, page 42, Chart 2.18
  • Correctional officer salary with and without special assignment pay - LAC Audit, page 11, Table 2.5
  • Overtime for correctional staff (FY 2014 - FY 2018)
  • Limits on overtime allowed (April 1, 2019 and October 24, 2019 memos)
  • Correctional officers who doubled their base salaries through overtime pay in a fiscal year (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 46, Table 2.22
  • Number of correctional officers who earned $10,000 or more in overtime (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 39, Graph 2.17
  • Total overtime paid by facility level and fiscal year (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 38, Chart 2.16
  • Total overtime paid to SCDC employees by fiscal quarter (FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 37, Chart 2.15
  • School district

  • Employee Grievances and Reassignment Requests

  • Stress Management

  • Retention, Ratios, and Experience Levels - Employees and Volunteers
  • Volunteers
  • Staffing Numbers
  • Retention
  • Staff-to-inmate ratios
  • Vacancies
  • Number of open state government jobs v. number of applicants (2013 - 2017)
  • Deliverables needing additional employees to fully staff
  • Employee positions filled and vacant, by SCDC institution (December 2018 - December 2019)
  • Vacancy rates at level 1 institutions (FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 29, Chart 2.9
  • Vacancy rates at level 2 institutions (FY 2017-18)- LAC Audit, page 28, Chart 2.8
  • Vacancy rates at level 3 institutions (FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 27, Chart 2.7
  • Security vacancy rates using ideal number versus allocated number of security positions, January 1, 2018 - LAC Audit, page 160, Table 5.6
  • Palmetto Unified School District - vacant positions
  • Formula for calculating SCDC security vacancy rates - LAC Audit, page 158, Figure 5.4
  • Filled frontline security positions on first of month compared to frontline new hires from previous month (July 2013 to February 2019)
  • Filled institutional frontline correctional officer positions v. S.C. unemployment rate (January 2011 to February 2019)
  • Number of ideal security positions versus number of allocated security positions (January 1, 2018) - LAC Audit, page 159, Table 5.5
  • Correctional officer turnover rates in S.C. and neighboring states (FY 2015-16 - FY 2017-18) - LAC Audit, page 32, Chart 2.11
  • Security level, institution, turnover, and retention lieutenant placement - LAC Audit, page 51, Table 2.23
  • Years of Experience

  • Separations
  • Employee separations and reasons for separations (July 2016 - February 2019)
  • Total separations, average number of employees, and turnover percentage (FY 2015 - FY 2018)
  • FY 2013-14 - FY 2017-18 information from LAC Audit, pages 58-65


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