The purpose of the Hill-Finklea Detention Center is to provide, in an effective manner, the highest degree of security for the citizens of Berkeley County, and safety for both inmates and staff. The philosophy of the facility is based on the three underlying assumptions:
A positive atmosphere shall be created for both inmates and staff by providing:
The staff and management of the Hill-Finklea Detention Center are committed to the preservation of the basic human rights and dignity of the inmate population as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of the State of South Carolina.
Visitation is scheduled by appointment by the inmate in advance. The inmate is responsible for informing their visitors of visitation days and times. Name of visitor(s) must be on the visitation schedule provided by the inmate, or visit will not be allowed. No more than one (1) visitor will be allowed per visit.
|Tuesdays||1pm-3pm||Male inmates with last name A-L|
|Wednesdays||1pm-3pm||All female inmates|
|Thursdays||1pm-3pm||Male inmates with last name M-Z|
|Fridays||1pm-3pm||Inmates in Protective Custody|
|Saturdays||9am-1030am||All female inmates|
|Saturdays||12pm-3pm||All male inmates with last name A-Z (based on who did not have visitors during the week)|
|Sundays||12pm-2pm||Trustee visitation (can have 3 visitors)|
Visitors must arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled visitation times.
Visitation can be cancelled without notice due to safety and security issues.
Visitor Rules & Regulations
When sending mail to an inmate you must follow these rules:
For your convenience, there are three options for depositing funds to an inmate's canteen account. You may send an inmate a money order made out to the inmate in any denomination for them to deposit in their Inmate Canteen account. The money order should be mailed directly to the inmate in the format outlined above section marked Mail. A lobby kiosk is also available at the detention center for adding money to an inmate's canteen account. The lobby kiosk accepts cash or credit card and includes a processing fee for the deposit. Once the transaction is completed, the inmate will have immediate access to the funds. The lobby kiosk hours are Monday through Sunday, 8am to 10am, 6pm to 8pm, and during the hours of inmate visitation only. Friends and family can now make deposits directly into an inmate's account via the internet by clicking on the link below. The inmate will have immediate access to the funds once the transaction is completed. When doing an internet deposit you will need the inmates name, location, and ID number. The detention center will not provide you with this information; you must obtain it from the inmate. This service is provided solely by McDaniel Supply Company. Hill-Finklea Detention Center does not control or monitor this service. If you encounter any problems with a deposit please call: 912-427-9022. https://berkeley.mcdanielsupply.co/
Personal or valuable property can only be released by the approval of the inmate on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Releasing of Inmates
The release process for inmates can take between 1-4 hours once all documentation has been received at the detention center.
For general information not covered above, please call (843) 719-4546 to speak with Detention Center personnel.
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