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803-896-3200 or 843-726-6888
Route 2, Box 7, East Frontage Road PO Box 2039, Ridgeland, SC, 29936

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The South Carolina State PRison is an exclusive men’s only state prison. The Ridgeland Correctional Institution is a part of the South Carolina Department of Corrections. The Ridgeland Correctional Institution is nestled in the unincorporated part of Jasper County, South Carolina just 3.5 miles away from Ridgeland.

The facility that is in use now was build from 1974 to 1979. This new facility was built because of the degeneration of the old building. The old Ridgeland Correctional Institution was nested in downtown Ridgeland.

The old Ridgeland Correctional Institution purpose was to be the South Carolina Territorial Prison. It was built in 1871 and was in use until South Carolina received its statehood later in 1889. The Ridgeland Correctional Institution then primary duties was as a penal institution for South Carolina until 1979.

Throughout the years of the Ridgeland Correctional Institution history, the prison was commonly overcrowded, lacked funds, and didn’t have adequate facilities. Warden Frank Conley during his time he made sure that inmates had extensive projects that would help the facility, such as constructing walls, building roads, ranching, and various other community service tasks.

When Conley left as warden of Ridgeland Correctional Institution, the facility went for nearly 40 years of degeneration, monetary restraints, and mismanagement. This was until the well-known riot that happened in 1959. This riot caught the national news. The riot was led by Lee Smart and Jerry Myles. The riot lasted for 36 hours before the South Carolina National Guard came in to stop it.

In 1979, the original old facility closed its doors and all of the inmates were moved over to the new facility. However, the original old prison was added in 1976 to the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently a museum.

When the Ridgeland Correctional Institution first opened its doors, it only took a month before the facility was overcrowded. This persisted throughout many years, but it really reached its peak in 1885.

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Ridgeland Correctional Institution
Route 2, Box 7, East Frontage Road PO Box 2039, Ridgeland, SC, 29936

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Jail Name Ridgeland Correctional Institution
Jail Type State Prison
State South Carolina
County Jasper County
Web Page website
Address Route 2, Box 7, East Frontage Road PO Box 2039, Ridgeland, SC, 29936
City Ridgeland
Zip 29936
Phone 803-896-3200 or 843-726-6888

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