McCormick Correctional Institution

McCormick Correctional Institution is a level 3, maximum-security prison for male inmates located in McCormick, South Carolina. It is operated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections and can house approximately 1,100 inmates.

Level 3 facilities are high-security institutions designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences, and inmates who exhibit behavioral problems. Housing consists of single and double cells, and all perimeters are double-fenced with extensive electronic surveillance. Inmates at level 3 facilities are closely supervised and their activities and movement within the institution are highly restricted.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

To find out the current visiting days/hours at McCormick Correctional Institution, call the facility directly. You also have the option of calling the SCDC Visitation Inquiry Line at 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.

To get up-to-date information about visiting, you can follow the SCDC Twitter account at

Visiting Applications

Your inmate must send you a visiting application. 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.

The number of visits that an inmate may receive each month is based on their security and custody level and may be further restricted by programming or by the inmate's behavior. The inmate will provide you with information about his visitation schedule, based on where he is housed.

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

McCormick Correctional Institution
386 Redemption Way
McCormick, SC 29899

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(864) 443-2114 or
(803) 734-0330

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
McCormick Correctional Institution
386 Redemption Way
McCormick, SC 29899

You are only allowed to send letters, five pages of newspaper clippings or internet printouts, and up to 10 photos per envelope. Do not send your inmate cash, stamps, or any writing materials. You are not allowed to send anything to eat, drink, or smoke. 

You can send books, magazines, and 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.


To email your inmate at McCormick Correctional Institution, visit to create an account. You must have a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard credit, debit or prepaid debit card. 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

Inmates at McCormick Correctional Institution can't receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones. For complete details on how to call an inmate in South Carolina, please click here.

How to Send Money

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 for you to send money to your inmate.


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.


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: Visit 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.

Mail-in Money Order

All money orders must be made payable to GTL and sent with a deposit slip to:

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

Do not mail the money order directly to McCormick Correctional Institution. They will be returned. The money order deposit slip is available here. (en Español)

Programs For Inmates

  • Education: Literacy and GED preparation, and other classes offered in conjunction with the McCormick School District Adult Continuing Education Program and Corrections Learning Network.
  • Industries: A modern production facility producing upholstered furniture, modular office systems, and powder painting for metal products. The Modular Furniture Plant is unique in that, not only does it deliver its goods, but also must install its modular systems. The primary focus on installations is customer service and satisfaction.
  • Health Care: Routine medical and dental care provided on site with 24-hour medical coverage.
  • Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Faith based Character based Housing Unit, a Second Chance Program, a Step Down Program, have participated in the Unit Management Pilot Program, alcohol and drug abuse education, and "Impact of Crime" classes.
  • Community Services: 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.

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Careers at McCormick 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 McCormick Correctional Institution by clicking here.