Evans Correctional Institution

Evans Correctional Institution is a level 2 facility for male inmates that is located in Bennettsville, South Carolina. It is operated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Please contact Evans 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 only if your inmate sends you a  "Request for Visiting Privileges" form.

Every prospective visitor 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

Dress Code

The following requirements for visitors will be strictly enforced. Should a decision be made that a visitor is inappropriately dressed, the visitor will be denied admission to the institution.

  • Shirts and shoes are mandatory.
  • Clothing that exposes an undue amount of flesh (e.g., exposing chest, back, thighs, or midsections) is prohibited. Halter tops, underwear-type tee-shirts, tank tops, fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are NOT allowed to be worn by any visitor (male or female). Sleeveless shirts WILL NOT be allowed.
  • Visitors may wear Bermuda-length shorts provided they are not more than three (3") inches above the top of the kneecap.
  • At institutions where the use of khaki inmate uniforms has been fully implemented, all visitors may wear blue jeans/shorts, khaki pants/shorts, or other color denim jeans/shorts.
  • At institutions that continue to utilize blue-jean denim inmate uniforms (shock units), visitors will be prohibited from wearing blue jeans/shorts or blue denim pants/shorts. Denim jeans/shorts other than the color blue will be allowed.
  • Women and girls may wear dresses or skirts. However, no sleeveless dresses will be allowed. If a dress or skirt is considered too short or if there is a slit (no higher than three [3"] inches above the top of the knee), or is considered otherwise inappropriate by an officer, the officer will be required to contact the Duty Warden (or designee if the Duty Warden is not present in the institution) who will be responsible for coming to the entrance area for a decision as to whether the visitor will be allowed to visit. The decision of the Duty Warden/designee is final.
  • Any shirt or other article of clothing with a picture or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public and/or SCDC standards will not be allowed. The decision of the Duty Warden/designee is final.
  • Clothing designed or intended to be tightly worn, to excessively accent the body, e.g., spandex, tights, leggings, tank tops, etc., is prohibited.
  • Hair pieces and any hair accessories are subject to search.
  • No jewelry except a wedding ring, one (1) pair of earrings, one (1) religious medallion on a necklace or chain, one (1) wristwatch, and a medical alert bracelet.

What can you bring to a visit?

Visitors are allowed to bring a small wallet or change purse(Clear plastic only). However, cash can no longer be brought into any institution. Instead, SCDC institutions now utilize cashless vending machines that require Paykey devices, electronic recording tools the size of a keychain onto which cash can be transferred. These devices can be purchased for $5 or $6 at the entrance of the facility and can hold up to $50. 

You may also bring one set of keys and a photo ID card.

For those individuals who are required to take prescription medications at certain times during visiting hours, the SCDC will allow only the dosage necessary to be taken by the individual during his/her visit to be brought into any institution. 

For those visitors bringing authorized infants and small children, no more than five (5) diapers, three (3) baby bottles (or two (2) sipper cups for toddlers, must be clear), and three (3) jars of sealed baby food in a clear plastic bag. 

Baby wipes/towelettes may be brought in by visitors provided they are brought in a clear plastic bag. Infant/Baby carriers will be allowed but will be subject to search prior to entry into the institution. (Visitors will be required to remove the infant from the carrier for this purpose.)

Physical Address

Evans Correctional Institution
610 Highway 9 West
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/2uwdL6PksW63XxsX9

General Phone Number

(843) 479-4181 or
(803) 896-4900

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Evans Correctional Institution
610 Highway 9 West
Bennettsville, SC 29512

All incoming inmate mail must be clearly marked with the inmate’s legal name, SCDC number, living unit. It must also include the full name of the institution, street address, city, state, and zip code. Also remember to include a 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.com to place your orders.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Evans 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 ways to send money to an inmate at Evans Correctional Institution. The SCDC uses GTL for money services, and each inmate has a Cooper Trust Fund Account to make purchases. 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 ConnectNetwork.com 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

All money orders must be mailed and the deposit slip 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 directly to the 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, GED preparation, high school courses, and Adult Education classes.
  • Health Care: Routine medical and dental care on site with 24-hour medical coverage; hospice program.
  • Vocational Training: Computer (Basic and Advanced), and barbering.
  • Industries: A private sector industry where electronic components are assembled.
  • Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Long-Term Offenders Program, and Character Education.
  • Community Services: Provides an inmate labor crew to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Provides an "Operation Behind Bars" program for at-risk youth and adults to tour the prison and hear inmates describe what led to their criminal behavior and life inside prison.
  • Services: Serves as one of the video conferencing sites for parole hearings in conjunction with the SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

Pictures of Evans Correctional Institution

Careers at Evans 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 Evans Correctional Institution by clicking here.