Inmate Communications

Inmates are encouraged to maintain ties with family members and friends.  They may use the U.S. Postal Service to send and receive correspondence.  All inmate mail is opened and scanned for contraband prior to distribution.  When sending mail, make sure the inmate’s name is written on the correspondence.  All envelopes must be no larger than a No. 10 business envelope.  Larger mail is returned to the sender unless it is "legal mail" sent from an attorney.

Inmate Telephone System 
Inmates assigned to the general population housing units periodically have access to telephones each day. The inmate telephone system is programmed for outgoing collect calls only. 

Inmates cannot receive incoming telephone calls and staff cannot pass notes or messages to the inmates.  Family emergencies are handled via the Chaplain’s Office. 

During the initial phase of the processing procedure, each inmate is afforded the opportunity to make telephone calls.

The inmate telephone system is programmed for out-going collect calls only.   If there are questions regarding this service (telephone call charges) or experience problems receiving calls from the Detention Center, please call 1-800-844-6591.  Refer to J. Reuben Long Detention Center as Horry County Detention. 

Inmate telephone calls are subject to monitoring and recording.

J. Reuben Long Detention Center contracts with Securus Technologies.  Go to  to learn more about the telephone system.