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U.S. Marshals Service

District of South Carolina

Prisoner Detention    


GENERAL:   United States Marshal Service is responsible for obtaining adequate detention space to house USMS prisoners in their districts. Detention facilities the USMS uses must meet DOJ detention standards and minimum conditions of confinement.  These conditions are as follows:


1.  Staff is on duty 24 hours a day to supervise prisoners. 

2.  Three adequate meals a day are provided to prisoners.


3.  Adequate emergency medical coverage is available 24 hours a day. 

4.  Adequate fire and other emergency plans and procedures are followed.


5.  There is adequate security. 

6.   Adequate sanitation and hygiene services are available.


7.  An adequate suicide prevention policy is in place. 

8.  There is adequate access to prescription drugs.

The following Federal Prisons are located near or within the District of South Carolina.

Designated Federal Prison(s) within the Columbia Area:

FCI-Edgefield (803) 637-1500

FCI-Estill (803) 625-4607

Federal Prison procedures and general information can be reviewed at is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice