Ridgeland Correctional Institution – South Carolina

Looking for someone locked up in Ridgeland Correctional Institution? Ridgeland Correctional Institution is a state correctional facility in the South Carolina state prison system. This page gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Ridgeland Correctional Institution,like the following: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prisons’s phone number and address. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ridgeland Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1995
Type: Male
State: South Carolina
County: Jasper
DOC: South Carolina Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level 2
Warden Name: LeVern Cohen

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Ridgeland Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate there, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison so that you correctly address it, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, it could not get delivered.

Ridgeland Correctional Institution
Route 2 Box 7 East Frontage Road
Ridgeland SC, 29936

Street Address / Prison location


Ridgeland Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2039
Ridgeland SC, 29936

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: or
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution.

Ridgeland Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2039
Ridgeland SC, 29936


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are some times when it is useful to have the phone number to the facility.

Ridgeland Correctional Institution prisoners can sometimes call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Ridgeland Correctional Institution inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to prisoners, but there might be times when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the main email for Ridgeland Correctional Institution. You can’t email prisoners using this address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you do not then the mail might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Ridgeland Correctional Institution officials will open and inspect and read all received general mail. Received general postal correspondence is read as frequently as necessary to keep security or monitor a problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you must address mail to an inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution:

Ridgeland Correctional Institution
Route 2 Box 7 East Frontage Road
Ridgeland SC, 29936

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying items not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The money must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to various prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other South Carolina state prisons: South Carolina State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution, make sure you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own policies for prisoner visitation and these rules change frequently. The information listed here might be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Ridgeland Correctional Institution’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is OK.

For everything shown below, check out the main Ridgeland Correctional Institution site as this information changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Ridgeland Correctional Institution prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Ridgeland Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about South Carolina parole procedures coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about release procedures for Ridgeland Correctional Institution to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Religious services, volunteer services, recreational services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Impact of Crime classes.

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Ridgeland Correctional Institution coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Ridgeland Correctional Institution news section coming.


Ridgeland Correctional Institution photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Ridgeland Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Ridgeland Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Ridgeland Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Ridgeland Correctional Institution to be added later.


Ridgeland Correctional Institution history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Ridgeland Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other South Carolina State Prisons: South Carolina State Prisons

Ridgeland Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

South Carolina Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ridgeland Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Ridgeland Correctional Institution? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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