Union County Detention Center
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Pretrial Division:

(864) 429-2818

Prison Work Camp:


Building located at:

1657 Jonesville Highway

Union, SC 29379

Union County Detention Center Prison Work Facility

The Detention Center  Pretrial and Work Camp Divisions employ 32 Officers that supervise an average population of 100 county/city detainees for pretrial confinement, and inmates serving sentences ordered by the Summary, and General Sessions courts for offenses consisting of 90 days or less, as well as Family Court sentences. The Prison Work Camp also houses up to 20 State Inmate Workers who perform full-time jobs while fulfilling their state sentence.

Supervised inmates prepare meals in the Detention Center kitchen for inmates at the Prison Work facility and for detainees awaiting trial in the Pretrial Division.

The Director of the Detention Center provides inmate work details at county buildings, the animal shelter, and the maintenance shop. Prison Work Camp inmates also provide labor to Union County’s Palmetto Pride Litter pickup, as well as assisting Code Enforcement in property cleanups.

For Career Opportunities call 864-429-1677

Video Visitation:

Video visitation is only available at the pretrial division, Work Camp contact visitation normal schedules are:

“State Inmates on Saturday from 1 - 4pm”

“County Inmates on Sunday from 2 - 4pm”

Exceptions may be approved by the Director in exigent circumstances.

Information on Video Visitation

Create an account:

To create an account, please log on to the Lattice website and follow the instructions. You will purchase video visitation session credits for remote visits before you are allowed to schedule video visitation sessions.

Registration and scheduling instructions are attached.

Additional Resources:

Lattice Customer Service Center  888-843-1972

Detention Center administration reserves the right to cancel or shorten visitation as deemed necessary to maintain safety and security of the institution.

Visitation with family and friends is encouraged.

Inmate Phone Calls

New Inmate Phone System

Prepaid Collect Phone Account

Phone service is provided by Lattice Incorporated. Accounts can be set up at GettingInTouch.com  or by calling Customer Service at 888-843-1972.

Telephone calls may be temporarily suspended or restricted as deemed necessary by the administration to ensure safe operation of the facility and prevent crime or fraudulent activity, or  for any  other legitimate governmental interests.


All incoming mail will be inspected prior to delivery to inmate.

Mail to or from an inmate is not limited except where there is clear and convincing evidence to justify such limitation.

Postage stamps can be mailed to an inmate.

If an inmate is indigent, he/she will be provided sufficient postage, envelopes, and writing materials to write two (2) personal letters per week if he/she wishes to do so. Like provisions apply should an indigent inmate wish to communicate with his/her lawyer(s) and court officials.

Outgoing mail is collected and incoming mail is delivered in a timely manner.