Tyger River Correctional Institution

Tyger River Correctional Institution is a level 2 prison for male inmates that's located in Enoree, South Carolina. This facility can house a maximum of 1,160 inmates, and is operated by the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Please call Tyger River 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 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. Family and friends can also call 803-896-8500 for information or with questions about inmate communication and visitation.

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 inmate's visiting list once the application has been completed, submitted, and approved. When you are approved for visits, your inmate will provide you with information about his visitation schedule. 

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.

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.

Items you can bring to a visit

The visiting room at Tyger River Correctional Institution has cashless vending machines that require Paykey devices. You can purchase this device at the entrance to the facility. They 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 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

Tyger River Correctional Institution
200 Prison Road
Enoree, SC 29335-9308

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/JXEoZ1jCQpF1trTv8

General Phone Number

(803) 896-3501
(803) 896-3601
(864) 583-6056

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Tyger River Correctional Institution
200 Prison Road
Enoree, SC 29335-9308

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 Tyger River 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 Tyger River Correctional Institution. Visit www.ConnectNetwork.com for more information. You must have an email address and a Visa or MasterCard credit, debit or prepaid card to create an account.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Tyger River Correctional Institution, can't receive incoming calls. 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

The SCDC uses GTL for money services, and they have different options for you to send money to your inmate at Tyger River 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 Tyger River Correctional Institution. It will be returned.

Deposit slip (en Español).

Programs For Inmates

Education: Literacy, GED preparation and high school courses.

Vocational Training: Carpentry, brick masonry, heating and air conditioning, auto body, and auto mechanics.

Industries: Private sector industries program manufacturing hardwood flooring.

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

Programs: Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Self Paced in Class Education Program (SPICE).

Community Services: Provides a correctional officer-supervised litter crew who picks up trash along interstate highways. Participates in Adopt a School program providing labor for renovations to local high schools. 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 Tyger River Correctional Institution

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