Meet the Director of Detention

  
            Wayne Owens           
    
Director Email: owensw@HorryCounty.org

The Horry County Sheriff's Office assumed control of J. Reuben Long Detention Center on July 1, 1999 from the Horry County Government.  Since that time, the goal of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center is to create safer communities through secure custodial supervision of inmates. This is accomplished by engaging in collaborative partnerships with the Horry County Criminal Justice System that affords inmates the chance to become productive citizens of their community after their re-entry into society. Our mission is to uphold the highest degree of professionalism by maintaining the principles of integrity, service to other, and implementing proactive inmate programs to benefit the inmate population.                

As with all employees of the Horry County Sheriff's Office, our staff is "committed to excellence" by being responsive to the needs of the Horry County citizens and the inmates under our care, custody and control. 

Wayne Owens was appointed Director for the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in May of 2016.  He has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement and jail operations. Director Owens graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 249, and is a graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Class 302.

Mission Statement

The mission of J. Reuben Long Detention Center is to create a safe, secure and positive atmosphere for staff and inmates by promoting direct supervision principles and instilling proactive approaches to reduce recidivism rates of inmates. And to uphold the highest degree of professionalism by creating collaborative partnerships with all government agencies within Horry County in order to provide the utmost degree of service to the citizens of Horry County.

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Compliance

JRL has a ZERO Tolerance Policy for PREA concerns

Zero Tolerance means that no sexual act, contact or harassment, will be tolerated between any inmate with another inmate and/or between an inmate and an employee per South Carolina South Carolina Code of Laws §44-23-1150. Staff found guilty of such violations will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination and possible criminal prosecution. Inmates will be subject to disciplinary action consistent with the requirements of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center inmate disciplinary procedures and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

J. Reuben Long Detention Center is committed to its zero tolerance policy of sexual assault and sexual victimization. Our policy affects every employee and person under the supervision of the facility. Report an assault or sexual victimization to a staff member, in writing or call (843) 248-1520. Reports will be kept as confidential as the circumstance allows.

Sexual Abuse Annual Report

Horry County PREA Audit FINAL report.pdf

Questions? Contact Sergeant Robert Schomp, PREA Coordinator

 



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J. REUBEN LONG DETENTION CENTER

4150 J. REUBEN LONG AVE.
CONWAY, SC 29526
TELEPHONE (843) 915-5140



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Latitude: 33°54'43.37"N          
Longitude: 79° 3'2.27"W

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