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The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is commonly referred to as Perry Correctional Institution for short. The Perry Correctional Institution is situated in the southern unincorporated section of Pelzer County, right near Pelzer.
The Perry Correctional Institution is under the management and operation of the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Perry Correctional Institution is the only state correctional facility in all of Pelzer County. The facility is situated on 780 acres of land.
The Perry Correctional Institution is nestled on the mesa. The facility is just about 1.5 miles from the United States – Mexico border just in the foothills of Otay Mesa, which overlooks the Mexican border. The Otay Mesa premise shares their property with six other law enforcement agencies including the following:
- George Baily Detention Facility
- Pelzer Correctional Facility
- Facility 8 Detention Facility
- East Mesa Reentry Facility
- East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
- Multi-Jurisdictional Law Enforcement Firearms Training Complex
The prison cells in the Perry Correctional Institution were designed to only house one inmate in each. Unfortunately, due to overcrowding issues in the Perry Correctional Institution, many of the cells now house two inmates in each cell. In March of 2012, the Perry Correctional Institution inmate population was up to 3,666 inmates. This was nearly 166.6 percent of what the facility was designed for. The facility was only designed to house up to 2,208 inmates.
It was not until 1989, the Perry Correctional Institution opened its reception center. The reception center is where all inmates from Southern South Carolina will come to be accepted. Then in 2012, the Donovan State PRison changed its reception center mission. The facility completed three of it’s five buildings to sensitive yards.
Other important missions to the Perry Correctional Institution were to provide treatments for mental illnesses and identify any and all medical concerns the inmates may have.
The Perry Correctional Institution consists of 5 interfaith chapels. Every religion that is in Perry Correctional Institution will get a number of lockers to store their religious materials.
The Perry Correctional Institution even comes equipped with a bakery. This baker will serve not only the Perry Correctional Institution but 5 other South Carolina Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities in the area. Every day the bakery will bake over 9,500 loaves of bread. There are 85 inmates in Perry Correctional Institution who work in the bakery.
The Perry Correctional Institution also has a shoe factory. The shoe factory makes the shoes that all inmates in any of the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities wear. The shoe factory will make low-top and high top versions. The shoe factory will produce over 1,000 shoes every single day.
At one point the Perry Correctional Institution also was home to an eyeglass factory. However, this factory closed its doors back in 2009.
Back in November of 2013, Sirhan, the individual who was convicted for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy was transferred to the Perry Correctional Institution. This transfer was done on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Every week, all level 46 inmates will have 15 hours of yard time. A level 46 inmates are the maximum security inmates.
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Perry Correctional Institution
430 Oaklawn Road, Pelzer, SC, 29669
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|Jail Name||Perry Correctional Institution|
|Jail Type||State Prison|
|Authority:||South Carolina Department of Corrections|
|Address||430 Oaklawn Road, Pelzer, SC, 29669|
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