Livesay Correctional Institution

Livesay Correctional Institution is a level1 prison for males inmates that is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It consists of two camps, Camp A and Camp B.  

Camp A was once known as Livesay Pre-Release Center. It holds level 1A inmates, minimum custody, non-violent inmates who are in the pre-release center and within 3 years of their release date.  

The special mission of Camp A is to provide an environment conducive to rehabilitation through work programming, pre-release programming/training, and other relevant programs as a means of reintegrating the offender back into the community.

Camp B, formerly known as Northside Correctional Institution, holds level 1B inmates. Level 1B is a minimum security setting, but with slightly higher security.  The current capacity of Livesay Correctional Institution is 530 inmates.

Inmates in Livesay Correctional Institution Camp A can work on labor crews and receive pre-release training. Inmates in Camp B can work in the correctional industries program, manufacturing hardwood flooring.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

SCDC Visitation Inquiry Line: 803-896-1838

Press 1 — for questions regarding the visitation application process.

Press 2 — for up-to-date information about prisons that presently have canceled visitation because of security concerns, including COVID-19.

Visiting Applications

The only way you can receive a "visiting privileges form" is from the inmate who wants you to visit. Inmates will send the forms to their prospective visitors. You must complete this form and forward it to Visitation through the Central Visitation Center for processing.  

You'll be added to the inmate's visiting list once the application has been properly completed, submitted, and approved. It is the inmate's responsibility to let you know when you've been approved.

Visiting Rules

Do not attempt to bring electronic devices – including activity fitness trackers and smart watches – into the visiting room. All visitors age 18 and older are required to submit to a pat/frisk search in addition to the existing search procedures.

Physical Address

Livesay Correctional Institution
104 Broadcast Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303-4711

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(864) 594-4915 or
(803) 734-1375

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Livesay Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 580
Una, SC 29378

Only letters and 10 photos per envelope are permitted. Do not send cash, stamps, any writing materials, anything to eat, drink, or smoke. You can send books, magazines, newspapers, but they must be paid for in advance and sent directly from the publisher or from a publication supplier (licensed bookstore).

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

Visit to place your orders.


You can email your inmate at Livesay Correctional Institution. Visit to create an account. You will need a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard credit, debit or prepaid debit card. Once you have created and activated your account, you will be able to purchase email credits (stamps) to send emails. 

Each message has a cost equivalent to $0.25, and there is an option to prepay for a reply from the inmate. All emails may be reviewed by SCDC staff.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Livesay 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 for you to send money to your inmate at Livesay Correctional Institution. The SCDC uses GTL for money services, and all deposits are made into your inmate's Cooper Trust Fund Account. This is how they purchase canteen, phone time, stamps, etc…

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

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.


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 the 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.

Money Order

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 SCDC or an individual facility will be returned. All money orders must be made payable to GTL. The money order deposit slip is available here. (en Español)

Programs For Inmates

A Camp

Education and Vocational Training: GED Preparation and Work Keys instruction.

Health Care: Routine medical care provided at "B" Camp, with 24-hour emergency care available.

Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, recreational services, and Jumpstart Reentry Programs.

Satellite Activities: A Restitution Center was opened in 1990 that is located on the premises and operated by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services. 

Community Services: Provides inmate labor crews to the Spartanburg Housing Authority, the City of Travelers Rest, Spartanburg County Solid Waste, Spartanburg City Public Works, Spartanburg County Environmental Services, Greenville Parks & Recreation and an employee supervised inmate litter crew who picks up trash along the interstate highways.

Work Program: Job development, placement, and financial responsibility.

B Camp

Education: GED preparation and Work Keys instruction.

Industries: Private sector industry program manufacturing hardwood flooring.

Health Care: Routine medical care provided on site with 24-hour emergency care available

Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Jumpstart Re-entry

Community Services: Provides inmate labor crews to Laurens Department of Transportation, Clemson Garrison Arena, City of Mauldin, City of Simpsonville, City of Fountain Inn, and two (2) employee supervised litter crews who pick up trash along interstate highways.

Reentry Services

The Division of Programs, Reentry and Rehabilitative Services provides numerous opportunities to assist inmates in all facets of rehabilitation. Inmates can learn new job skills, obtain their GED, earn vocational certificates, receive substance abuse treatment, learn about how crimes affect victims and even assist in teaching youths about life in prison.

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Careers at Livesay 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 Livesay Correctional Institution by clicking here.