Broad River Correctional Institution

Broad River Correctional Institution is a level 3 facility for male inmates that is located in Columbia, South Carolina. 

This institution provides housing for the general population, as well as medically dependent inmates and those within the special management unit (SMU). The medically dependent inmates are housed in the Moultrie Unit and require 24 hour medical care. 

Also, the institution houses inmates that are deaf and blind, as well as those that require dialysis and sex offender treatment. Additionally, the Capital Punishment facility is located here and carries out South Carolina's court-ordered executions. 

It also provides facilities, security staff and support to host revocation and parole hearings for the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Please contact Broad River Correctional Institution to find out the current visiting days/hours.

Visitation Inquiry Line: 803-896-1838

Press 1 — for questions regarding the visitation application process. If the recording does not answer your question, you may leave a message including your phone number (with area code) and staff will return your call within three business days.

Press 2 — for up-to-date information about prisons that presently have canceled visitation because of security concerns.

Visiting Applications

Each inmate is allowed to have a maximum of fifteen (15) approved visitors on his/her visiting list. The only way for an individual to receive a visiting privileges form is from the inmate who wants them to visit.   Inmates will send  "Request for Visiting Privileges" forms to their prospective visitors. 

Every individual must complete this form and forward it to Visitation through the Central Visitation Center for processing.  

Once the application form has been properly completed, submitted, and approved, the individual is added to the inmate's visiting list.  An inmate is provided a copy of his approved visiting list once a week if a change is made during that week. IT IS THE INMATE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ADVISE HIS/HER VISITOR(S) OF THEIR APPROVAL.

Mailing Applications: The Division of Visitation and Inmate Drug Testing (Visitation) processes applications for visiting privileges. Mail applications to:

Division of Visitation and I/M DT
P. O. Box 212969
Columbia, South Carolina, 29221-2969

Visiting Rules

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is committed to encouraging relationships between inmates, their family members, and their friends. They strongly feel that visitation is an important part of each inmate's rehabilitation. At the same time, the Department must provide for the safety and security of each facility, staff, and inmates, and most importantly, the safety of other visitors, the public, and you.

Based on security concerns, all personal devices that communicate wirelessly, including activity fitness trackers and smart watches, are prohibited from being brought into SCDC institutions. 

All visitors age 18 and older are required to submit to a pat/frisk search in addition to the existing search procedures. Female visitors will be searched by female employees only. Male visitors may be searched by employees of either gender.

Physical Address

Broad River Correctional Institution
4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(803) 896-2234

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Broad River Correctional Institution
4460 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210

All incoming inmate mail must be clearly marked with the following:

  • inmate’s legal name
  • SCDC number, living unit
  • full name of the institution
  • street address, city, state, and zip code
  • complete return address in the upper left-hand corner

SCDC sponsors four Inmate Package Programs yearly so family/friends can order various combinations from Access Securepak for shipment to the inmate's institution. The packages contain a wide variety of snacks, candy, and seafood.

Please utilize the following link to place your orders.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Broad River Correctional Institution, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in South Carolina, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are several fast, easy and convenient ways to send money to an inmate at Broad River Correctional Institution. The SCDC uses GTL for money services, including deposits online, over the phone, and at retail locations.

Cooper Trust Fund Accounts

Every inmate has a Cooper Trust Fund Account that allows them to make purchases in the institution. The back of the inmate's identification card has a magnetic strip that allows the ID card to function as a debit card to that inmate's Cooper Trust Fund Account. There are five ways to add money to an inmate's Cooper Trust Fund account.


To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to get your loved ones the funds they need. When creating your account, choose South Carolina Dept. of Corrections as the facility.

Mobile App

Download the mobile app and send money wherever you happen to be! You can download the free app for Android devices here and for iPhone and iPad here.


You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (888) 988-4768 and follow the prompts. For trust (canteen) deposits, the Site ID number is 121. To speak with a live agent 24/7, call customer service at (877) 650-4249.

Walk-In (cash or debit card)

Cash deposits to ConnectNetwork are now available at 26,000 retail locations nationwide including Walmart, ACE, Kmart, Kroger, and more. Find a location.

  • To use this walk-in retail – pay in cash option:Step 1: Start online at or with our free ConnectNetwork mobile app.
  • Step 2: Set up the cash payment by selecting “Walk-In Retail (Pay in Cash)”.
  • Step 3: Then, to complete your transaction, bring cash and the PaySlip to your local store.

Mail a Money Order

Family members and friends can make deposits into an inmate's Cooper Trust Fund account through GTL. Other than the cost to obtain a money order, there are no fees to deposit it, but money orders must be mailed and the deposit slip that must be sent with them must be read electronically and processed before the funds become available. All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to:

GTL Financial Services
10005 Technology Blvd West
Suite 130
Dallas TX 75220

Money orders sent to SCDC or an individual facility will be returned. All funds will be available to the offender within three business days of being received at the address above. All money orders must be made payable to GTL.

The money order deposit slip is available here. (en Español)

Programs For Inmates

Education: Literacy and GED preparation.

Health Care: Routine medical and dental care on site with 24-hour medical coverage.

Industries: Industries operates two separate plants. Prison Industries I (P1-1) plant entails three work programs. The Tag Plant manufactures all vehicle license plates for the State of South Carolina. The Sign Shop manufactures signs, decals, name plates, etc., for state agencies, counties, municipalities, and non-profit organizations.

Programs: Statewide Protective Custody, Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program, Religious and Volunteer programs, Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, and Recreational services.

Services: Serves as one of the video conferencing sites for parole hearings in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Dialysis site for SCDC inmates.

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Careers at Broad River Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a career with the South Carolina Department of Corrections, you can find out more information about available jobs at Broad River Correctional Institution by clicking here.