Facts About The Detention Center

  • J. Reuben Long Detention Center opened October 9, 1989. 
  • The original building was designed to house 213 inmates.  It was later approved to accommodate 249 inmates.  
  • J. Reuben Long Detention Center was the first direct supervision type facility built in South Carolina.
  • A 96-bed minimum security building was completed in 1996 to house the sentenced inmate worker population.
  • In 2003 a female housing unit, courtroom and victim services section was built adjoining the original building.
  • In 2008 construction began on Phase I of the expansion project.  A 128-bed dormitory style facility was built. 
  • Between 2009 and 2011, Phase II of the expansion project began constructing the 536-bed tower, administrative building, kitchen and laundry building.
  • The Detention Center now has the capacity to house 1,000 inmates in 20 housing units.