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South Carolina State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls

South Carolina Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Phone Provider for South Carolina State Prisons

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GTL’s prepaid collect option, AdvancePay®, allows a friend or family member to set up a calling account to his or her phone number without the restrictions of standard billing. Every time calls are made and accepted to a prepaid number, the charges are deducted from the account. Prepaid accounts can be set up for all types of numbers, including cell phones.

Friends and family should visit to set up an AdvancePay account. 

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Call Rates

Phone Call Rates

The cost of the calls is set by the contracted phone provider. In addition to the quoted rate of the call, applicable taxes and fees may apply. Rates subject to change.

Rates for calls from South Carolina state prisons:
Local Calls:  .055 per minute
In-state calls:  .055 per minute
Out-of-state calls:  .055 per minute


General Information

Below you will find general information about the telephone policy at South Carolina State Prisons

The State of South Carolina has selected Global Tel*Link Corporation as the Inmate Telephone System Services Provider for the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

GTL was selected over its competitors for its industry-leading inmate calling system and communications solutions to provide services to both inmates and families.

Calls to anywhere in the US will be billed at a single rate of 5.5 cents per minute. (effective February 1, 2019).

Inmates admitted to SCDC will be issued a Personal Identification Number (PIN) within one week of their admission to enable them to place calls as allowed by the institutional schedule.
Inmates are not allowed to call toll free numbers.

In order to accept collect calls:
Your phone account must be current with your local telephone company (not past due).
Your local telephone company must have a Billing and Collection agreement with the South Carolina Department of Corrections' inmate phone service provider.
You must have a non-cordless phone with touch tone service (no rotary dial).
Calls to cell phones must be made using a prepaid account. Inmate calls to cells phones must be prepaid by the family member
To sign up for an AdvancePay® prepaid phone account, visit
All calls from inmates will be subject to restrictions, recording, and monitoring.
Called parties will have the option to not accept a call, block all future calls from an inmate, or block all future calls from the SC Department of Corrections.

List of South Carolina State Prisons

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