How do I apply for a job with the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center?
For questions regarding employment opportunities with the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center may be directed to (803) 436-2343. You can download a Sumter County Pre-Employment Application Form by clicking here. You may also find additional application materials by visiting the Sumter County Job Openings website. Fax your completed application to (803) 774-2827 or mail your completed application to the following address: Sumter County Personnel Office 13 East Canal Street Sumter, SC 29150

Medication - Can I bring prescription medication?
The Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center will only accept medications that are in their original containers and must be clearly marked as to being prescribed to an existing inmate. The Detention Center’s Medical Department may contact the inmate’s physician or pharmacy to verify that a prescription is current. To facilitate this process please ensure that the following information is provided: • name of medication • pharmacy • doctor’s name • doctor’s phone number However, certain restrictions may be applied and the Detention center reserves the right to prohibit certain prescriptions that may pose a threat to institutional security.

Money - Can an inmate receive money?
An inmate can receive money in the form of a money order. The money order must be made out in the inmate’s name and must include the inmate’s complete inmate identification number. Please refer to the inmate for this information. Notice: We do not accept Western Union money orders at this time.

Mail - How do I write an inmate?
Inmates may receive mail. Please address the letter as follows: • Sender’s complete return address (Upper Left Corner) • Inmate’s Name • Inmate’s Identification Number • Institution/Pod Name • 1250 Winkles Road • Sumter, SC 29153 Only letters and money orders will be accepted. Please do not send items such as cash, stamps, envelopes, pictures, and other similar items. Such items will be returned to the sender’s address that is listed. If no address is provided, these unauthorized items will be discarded.

Visitation- How often can I visit?
An inmate detained in the Detention Facility is granted Two (2 ) 30 minute visits per week, unless such privilege has been restricted. The allotted hour will be divided into two (2) thirty minute time slots per week, and the inmate may have up to two (2) visitors per slot.

Visitation - What hours can I visit?
9:00am - 11:00am and 2:30pm - 4:30pm or call (803) 436-2353. *Note: These hours do not include November Pod inmates.

Visitation - What days can I visit?
Visitation is Monday thru Saturday. Those inmates serving time in November Pod visit on Saturday and Sunday. Call (803) 436-2361 for hours.

Visitation - What if I am handicapped?
Handicap visitation is limited to a first come first served basis.

Visitation - How soon should I arrive to visit?
Visitors must be present at the detention center at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled visit to sign-in. Visitors arriving late will not be permitted to visit.

Visitation - What type of identification do I need?
All visitors must have and present a picture identification (i.e. a drivers license or state identification card).

Visitation - Dress code
All visitors are to be dressed appropriately, including wearing appropriate footwear. Visitors who appear without shoes and/or dressed inappropriately will be prohibited from visiting.

Professional Visitation
Visits by ministers; attorneys; and/or other professional visitors will be permitted at any reasonable time between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm based on the availability of visiting space; whether the inmate is physically available; the visit does not interfere with scheduled medical appointments; court appearances; and/or other scheduled activities or unless there are overriding reasons not to permit such visits based on safety; security; and/or other legitimate concerns. Professional visitors who may have family members present in the facility are requested not to abuse their privilege as a professional visitor and attempt to circumvent the normal visitation policy by using their special status.

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