The mission of the Union County Jail is to provide for the safe, secure, and constitutional confinement of those persons committed to the custody of this facility, either to await trial or upon sentencing of the court, and to attempt to ensure that all inmates are treated impartially and in accordance with the established laws of the United States and the State of South Carolina.
Jail administration reserves the right to cancel or shorten visitation as deemed necessary to maintain safety and security of the institution.
Visitation with family and friends is encouraged.
No firearms or weapons are permitted on this property! Any person violating state or federal law will be detained and arrested immediately by law enforcement officers.
Visitors will need two (2) forms of identification when registering for a visit (one of the forms of identification must be a photo identification) Examples of identification accepted:
Drivers license, State I.D. Card, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate.
Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (documentation is required) and are allowed to visit immediate family members only.
Visits are scheduled on a "first come, first served" basis.
Inmates shall be clean and fully dressed while in visitation.
Visitors must be fully and appropriately dressed while in visitation.
Revealing or sheer clothing, halter tops, sleeveless tops, midriff or cleavage exposing tops are not allowed. Skirts, dresses, and short pants must cover the knees and may not be have slits above the knee.
Inappropriate, vulgar or obscene language on clothing will not be allowed.
No Gang related signs, language or clothing will be allowed!
All visits are No Physical Contact only!
All visitors are subject to a search prior to a visit.
Visitors who refuse to consent to a search will be denied entry to visitation at that time.
There shall be no smoking allowed in the visitation area.
Attorneys are allowed to visit their clients in a confidential setting at any time except during meals and counts.
Inmates are not allowed to be visited by an affiant/victim of the crime for which they have been charged.
The passing of any item from visitor to inmate or from inmate to visitor is prohibited.
An inmate who is denied a visitor shall have the right to challenge the denial, in writing, to the supervisor.
The Administrator or designee may schedule special visits at times other than established visiting hours, based upon good cause and sufficient notice. Such visits should be requested in writing.
A visit may be terminated by staff if there is inappropriate behavior by an inmate or visitor.
If you have been charged with a crime and incarcerated in Union County Jail, it is important to us that you understand your rights as your case progresses through the legal system. If you are indigent you may qualify for the services of the Public Defender's Office. This office is located on the third floor of Union County Court House. The telephone number is (864) 429-1687.
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All incoming mail will be inspected prior to delivery to inmate.
Mail to or from an inmate is not limited except where there is clear and convincing evidence to justify such limitation.
Postage stamps can be mailed to an inmate.
If an inmate is indigent, he/she will be provided sufficient postage, envelopes, and writing materials to write two (2) personal letters per week if he/she wishes to do so. Like provisions apply should an indigent inmate wish to communicate with his/her lawyer(s) and court officials.
Outgoing mail is collected and incoming mail is delivered in a timely manner.
Inmates are allowed to use the telephone daily from 12:00pm - 4:00pm during "day room" time. These phone calls are "collect calls" only. Inmates are not allowed to use any other phones within the jail.
Telephone calls may be temporarily suspended or restricted as deemed necessary by the administration to ensure safe operation of the facility and prevent crime or fraudulent activity, or for any other legitimate governmental interests.
Telecommunications Devices for the deaf and hearing impaired, interpreters and other reasonable accomodations will be provided to inmates with hearing and other special needs.
Personal property will not be accepted (or held) for an inmate unless it is for a medical reason. This must be approved by a supervisor.
Once criminal charges have been filed against you, you will be brought before a Magistrate or Judge. He/she will make one of the following decisions regarding your release until your court date:
Bond will be set
Bond will be refused
You will be released on your own personal recognizance, which means that the court takes your word that you will appear when necessary for later court obligations.
"Bail/bond" is money or property put forth as security to ensure that you'll show up for further criminal proceedings.
Bail can be paid:
A pledge of property (if permitted in that court)
A bail bond
A professional bail bondsman is an individual whose business is to pledge his or her own property or security to guarantee the bail bond to the court.
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