Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution

Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution houses level 2 female inmates, as well as those with special needs. It is located in Columbia, South Carolina, and is operated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections. The prison houses the State of South Carolina death row for women.

In October 2019, prison health care staff revealed that women who reported mental health symptoms were punished with nutraloaf and were denied hygiene items. As a result, the warden, Marian Boulware, resigned in January 2020.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Please contact Camille Griffin Graham 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 needed, you may leave a message with 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 (including COVID-19).

Visiting Applications

Each inmate is allowed to have up to fifteen (15) approved visitors on her visiting list. You can apply for visiting privileges if the inmate wants you to visit. They 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.  The inmate is provided a copy of her 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.

Mail applications to:

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

Visiting Rules

Visitation is an important component of the rehabilitation process and is conducted in the least restrictive manner possible while meeting requirements of safety, security, classification, and space availability.

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. 

Inmates are not allowed to have visitors during the reception and evaluation process unless they remain in the Reception and Evaluation Center longer than thirty (30) days and the visitor is on the approved visiting list. 

After thirty (30) days only an inmates' parents, grandparents, spouse, and/or children are eligible to visit at R&E. In order to schedule a visit at R&E on the approved list after 30 days, contact 803-896-2000 between the hours of 8:00-12:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays ONLY.

Physical Address

Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution
4450 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210-4096

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(803) 896-8590

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution
4450 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210-4096

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 for family/friends. You can order packages containing a wide variety of snacks, candy, and seafood.

Please utilize the following link http://www.southcarolinapackages.comto place your orders.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Camille Griffin Graham 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 Camille Griffin Graham 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. When creating your account, choose South Carolina Dept. of Corrections as the facility.

Mobile App

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

Special Mission: This institution houses special needs women 17 years of age and older. The institution also functions as a major special management unit with the ability to house female death row inmates and county safekeepers.

Education: Literacy, GED preparation, and high school courses.

Vocational Training: Welding and office skills courses.

Industries: Apparel plant produces different articles of apparel used by SCDC county designated facilities, and other state agencies.

Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on site with 24-hour medical coverage. Medical assessments completed for all new inmates received at the Reception and Evaluation Unit. Serves as a regional medical facility for female offenders who are pregnant, physically and mentally challenged, and those with debilitating conditions and disabilities which require 24-hour medical supervision.

Programs: Religious services, volunteer services , Pre-Release Classes, Alcoholics Anonymous, Habilitation Services (outpatient counseling). SisterCare for Abused and Battered Women, Impact of Crime classes, and other community partnership programs to include but not limited to the following: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars; Greyhound Pets of SC; Parenting Education; Parents Anonymous;Storybook Project; Junior Achievement; YWCA Professional Skills Development; HIV Support Group; Breast Cancer Survivors; Words Travel; Friends of Corrections Clothing Program and an Addictions Treatment Unit.

Satellite Activity: Women's Reception and Evaluation Center opened January 1993. It processes all female offenders entering the Department of Corrections.

Camille Griffin Graham CI is the only prison in South Carolina that participates in the Girl Scouts of the USA Beyond Bars program, allowing Girl Scouts visitation/bonding with their incarcerated mothers.

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Careers at Camille Griffin Graham 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 Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution by clicking here.