Inmate Programs

The MISSION of Inmate Programs and Services is to create partnerships with community, faith–based and other professional organizations to:

  • Provide inmates with opportunities for personal growth.
  • Assist jail staff with the management of the inmate population.
  • Prepare inmates for productive re-entry into the community.
  • Reduce recidivism and jail overcrowding.

Using a base of more than 100 community volunteers, Inmate Programs and Services are set up in four distinct areas that include Religious Programming, Recovery Programming, Education Programming and Re-entry/Life Skills Programming.

Religious Programming:
Our goal is to meet the religious needs and requests for each inmate.  We accomplish this by offering the following voluntary services to several major religious groups:

  • Worship Services
  • Bible / Topical Religious Studies
  • Literature Distribution (Bibles, Qurans, Studies, etc.)
  • Access to Mail-Order Correspondence Courses
  • Spiritual Mentoring
  • Holiday Specific Services

Recovery Programming:
Our goal is to offer inmates the opportunity to learn new skills that will enable them to live productive lives apart from their addictions to alcohol and drugs. We accomplish this by offering the following voluntary programs:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
  • Self-paced workbook on faith-based life recovery

Jail Diversion Program:

We contract with Life Recovery Solutions to house an intensive residential treatment program for sentenced males suffering from drug and alcohol addictions.  This program is designed to divert offenders from prison and place them in treatment, followed by aftercare upon successful completion.

Education Programming:
Our goal is to offer inmates the opportunity to learn new skills that will enable them to live more productive lives and to obtain viable employment upon release.  We accomplish this by offering the following voluntary programs:

  • GED Training classes in our Minimum Security sentenced units.
  • Continuing Education in several areas of study including math, reading and writing skills
  • Work Keys for Career readiness as part of the Horry County Adult Education Program

Re-entry/Life Skills:
Our goal is to offer inmates assistance and guidance to prepare them for release.  We accomplish this by offering the following voluntary programs:

  • S.A.L.T. – Seven Areas of Life Training – Faith-based life skills training
  • A Father Place – Funded by the SC Fatherhood Initiative
  • Referrals to Aftercare, Transitional Housing and Employment Services
  • Bus transportation upon release

We have partnerships with numerous faith-based and community organizations to make this happen. They include:

  • Horry County Adult Education
  • Salvation Army
  • Street Reach
  • North Strand Housing Shelter
  • Owl’s Nest Recovery Program in Florence
  • Any Lengths Recovery Program in Sumter
  • Mt. Hebron and Grace Home – Faith-based Recovery
  • Teen Challenge
  • Catholic Charities
  • Conway Islamic Center
  • Churches Assisting People
  • Rahab House

Clergy Visits:
Clergy members may visit with members of their church outside of regular visitation schedules for the first-time visit.  Please provide to Chaplain Eddie Hill the following paperwork at the first visit:  A copy of the Clergy License or Ordination paperwork along with a letter on church letterhead stating that they represent the church.  Chaplain Hill will verifify the information and add their name to the Authorized Clergy Visitation List.

Clergy requesting to visit their members should then follow all regular visitation policies and begin their request by calling (843) 915-6860 Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to schedule their visit.

Chaplaincy Services:
Chaplains at JRLDC perform the following functions:

  • Programs and Services scheduling
  • Death notifications
  • Requests for religious material
  • Request for religious books
  • Requests for secular books
  • Requests for Pastoral services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Spiritual Mentoring and guidance


Chaplain Eddie Hill
4150 J. Reuben Long Ave.
Conway, SC 29526
Office: (843) 915-6908

Corporal Stephen Atwood

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