Turbeville Correctional Institution

Turbeville Correctional Institution is a level 2, medium-security prison located in Turbeville, South Carolina. The institution houses adult male offenders mostly sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act. The Youthful Offender Institutional Services (YOIS), which focuses on the needs of offenders ages 17-25 sentenced by the courts as Youthful Offenders, is a behavior and performance-driven program.

Youthful Offender Institutional Services (YOIS) provides programming to include: education, work details, mental health services, behavioral health counseling, and substance abuse services. 

Offenders are placed in the general population based on their identified needs such as substance abuse services for those with alcohol and drug problems; sex offender treatment for those referred for treatment; Thinking for Change for first-time offenders; and Criminal Thinking to assist with behavior modification due to parole revocation. 

There are 928 Youthful Offender beds in the institution. Additionally, Turbeville CI has 544 beds assigned to the adult straight-time population. The mission is directed by three major areas - administration, operations, and program services. These functions are developed and administered by personnel trained to interact professionally with both offenders and staff.

Prison Insights

Turbeville Correctional Institution

Go back

What Do Inmate Families Think?

Go back

What Do Former Inmates Think?

Go back

What Do Employees Think?

Go back
Sorry, there are no insights for this section of the facility yet.
Overall Score = /10
Total Respondents =

Visiting Hours and Rules

Because the facility does not publish visiting hours online, we advise that you call Turbeville Correctional Institution directly for information about the visiting schedule. You also have the option of calling the SCDC Visitation Inquiry Line at 803-896-1838.

Press 1 — for questions about the visitation application process.

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

To get up-to-date information about visitation at South Carolina correctional facilities, you can follow the SCDC Twitter account at https://twitter.com/SCDCNews.

Visiting Applications

Your inmate must mail you a visiting application. You must be approved before you will be allowed to visit. The SCDC will add you to your inmates visiting list once the application has been completed, submitted, and approved. It is the inmate's responsibility to let you know when you've been approved.

Every inmate is allowed up to fifteen approved visitors on his/her visiting list. When you are approved for visits, your inmate will provide you with information about his visitation schedule. 

Visiting Rules

You can not bring electronic devices – including activity fitness trackers and smart watches – into the visiting room. Everyone age 18 and older must submit to a pat/frisk search.

Dress Code

The following dress code requirements for visitors are strictly enforced. You will be denied admission to the visiting room if these rules are not followed.

  • Shirts and shoes are mandatory.
  • Clothing that exposes 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 are not allowed.
  • Visitors may wear Bermuda-length shorts provided they are not more than three inches above the top of the knee.
  • At institutions where they use khaki inmate uniforms, all visitors may wear blue jeans/shorts, khaki pants/shorts, or other color denim jeans/shorts.
  • Women and girls may wear dresses or skirts. However, no sleeveless dresses will be allowed. A dress or skirt is considered too short if it hits higher than three inches above the top of the knee
  • 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.
  • 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.

Items you can bring to a visit

The visiting room at Turbeville Correctional Institution features cashless vending machines that require Paykey devices. These are electronic recording tools the size of a keychain to load cash onto. These devices can be purchased at the entrance and can hold up to $50. 

You may bring the following items into the visiting room:

  • One clear plastic small wallet or change purse
  • One set of keys (Must not contain any items that may cause a security threat.)
  • One photo ID
  • Life-saving medication

Visitors with infants may bring no more than five diapers, three baby bottles (or two sipper cups for toddlers, must be clear), and three jars of sealed baby food in a clear plastic bag. 

You can also bring Baby wipes/towelettes in a clear plastic bag. Infant/Baby carriers are allowed but are subject to search.

Physical Address

Turbeville Correctional Institution
1578 Clarence Coker Hwy
Turbeville, SC 29162

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8cRbxKcBTH6Po6HK8

General Phone Number

(843) 659-4800
(803) 896-3100

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Turbeville Correctional Institution
1578 Clarence Coker Hwy
Turbeville, SC 29162

Inmate mail can include letters, five pages of newspaper clippings or internet printouts, and up to 10 photos per envelope. Do not send 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 sent directly from the publisher or from a publication supplier (like Amazon).

SCDC sponsors four Inmate Package Programs every year. You can order various package combinations from Access Securepak for shipment to Turbeville CI. The packages contain a wide variety of snacks, candy, and seafood.

Visit http://www.southcarolinapackages.com to place your orders.


GTL offers email services for inmates at Turbeville Correctional Institution. Visit www.ConnectNetwork.com for more information. You must have a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard credit, debit or prepaid debit card to create an account. Each email costs $0.25, and there is an option to prepay for a reply from the inmate. All emails may be reviewed by SCDC staff. 

Please call 803-896-8500 for information or questions about inmate communication and visitation.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call inmates at Turbeville Correctional Institution, 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 they have different options for you to send money to your inmate at Turbeville Correctional Institution. 

The money you send (minus fees) is deposited directly into your inmate's Cooper Trust Fund Account. They use the money to purchase canteen items, phone time, stamps, etc…

Online or Mobile App

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. You can also download the mobile app to send money from anywhere. 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, first visit ConnectNetwork.com or use the free ConnectNetwork mobile app.Set up the cash payment by selecting “Walk-In Retail (Pay in Cash).” 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 Turbeville Correctional Institution. It will be returned.

Deposit slip (en Español).

Programs For Inmates

Turbeville High School: Educational opportunities are provided based on the individual's need. A language arts program (reading, spelling, grammar), mathematics, and literacy training is offered. High School credentials can be earned by a student successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) test. College credit courses are offered to those who qualify.

Vocational Training: Carpentry and On-the-Job (OJT) and Work Key Certificates.

Health Care: Routine medical and dental service is accessible on site with 24-hour emergency care available.

Programs: Physical and Mental Health care, Religious Services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Shock, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, and Criminal Thinking.

Community Services: The institution provides a correctional officer to supervise an inmate litter crew to pick up trash along the interstate highways, state highways and secondary roads. SCDC is committed to keeping South Carolina highways in pristine condition. Turbeville CI provides supervised inmate work crews who ensure that the cleanliness of the Prideways is always maintained.

Pictures of Turbeville Correctional Institution

Careers at Turbeville Correctional Institution

To find out more information about a career with the South Carolina Department of Corrections and available jobs at Turbeville Correctional Institution, click here.