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Jail Division

 

Jail Division
Major Chris Hudson

 

 

Major Chris Hudson, appointed by Sheriff Chastain, is the administrator for the county jail which houses, serves, and provides for the general welfare of prisoners awaiting trial from all jurisdictions of the county including the municipalities.

 

 The sheriff’s office is also required to keep prisoners who have been tried and have received 90 days or less from the court.  Those sentenced for child support or other civil contempts remain housed at the county regardless of their sentence. 

 

The sheriff’s office jail staff is also required to provide transportation and security of prisoners to and from court and maintain their safety as well as that of the public.  Among other duties that must be performed by the staff is evaluating each prisoner.  Care must be given in the placement of the prisoner.  Inmates may have altercations with others inmates and separation is necessary to maintain order and safety of the individuals and officers.  Medical screenings must be conducted and meals must be prepared.  Victims must be notified of arrests, bond hearings and releases.  Inmates must be carried to bond hearings.  Inmate requests for medical attention must be attended.  Laundry must be exchanged and cleaned, inmates must be escorted to visiting areas and families questions must be answered.  Inmates have to be transported to hospitals, dentists and doctor appointments.  Photos taken, fingerprints rolled, booking forms completed, property inventoried and on and on. 

The detention officers have a very difficult, demanding and stressful job.  Each individual incarcerated is dependant on the staff for their basic necessities of survival and the officer must be alert and observant to take care of their requirements at hand yet not becoming a victim themselves while in vulnerable areas to attack from inmates in the facility.  

The Following Items are Permissible for Inmates to Receive by Mail:

  • Letters
  • Stamped Envelopes (Not in Excess)
  • Stamps
  • Seasonal/Occasion Cards
  • Money Orders
  • Pictures (Not to Exceed 5x7 and NO Explicit Images)
  • Deck of Playing Cards

 

PLEASE DO NOT ADHERE ANY TYPE OF STICKERS TO INCOMING MAIL. 
ALSO, DO NOT MAIL IN ANY ITEMS NOT LISTED ABOVE AS IT WILL NOT BE DELIVERED.

 

Address Mail Items as Follows:

 

Inmate's Name
Laurens County Detention Center
PO Box 329
Laurens, SC 29360
 

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