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Old 07-05-2014, 09:28 PM
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With the closure of some pre-release centers and Level 1 facilities, I believe anyone sentence to less than 5 years (depending on the conditions of sentencing) may do all of their time in their local county detention centers. A few people I know have had their loved ones transferred from L1s to the county detention center to complete their sentences. I haven't been able to confirmed this with the department of corrections but it looks like this is may happen in the future to reduce the population of short-timers...
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With the closure of some pre-release centers and Level 1 facilities, I believe anyone sentence to less than 5 years (depending on the conditions of sentencing) may do all of their time in their local county detention centers. A few people I know have had their loved ones transferred from L1s to the county detention center to complete their sentences. I haven't been able to confirmed this with the department of corrections but it looks like this is may happen in the future to reduce the population of short-timers...
My son just reached his halfway mark. Has 3 years to go. He was told he's now eligible for a county. He's heard some are way better than others. Anybody know which counties are best?? He's very comfortable where he is so the thought of him moving scares me. But he's excited for the possibility.
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My son just reached his halfway mark. Has 3 years to go. He was told he's now eligible for a county. He's heard some are way better than others. Anybody know which counties are best?? He's very comfortable where he is so the thought of him moving scares me. But he's excited for the possibility.

Good news about the halfway mark and possible transfer. He would be transferred to the county where he was charged. Best wishes to your family.
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County jail seem more restrictive that scdc, at least my county. Only video visitation, never going outside. only good thing -it would be close!
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Hi all, is this just in "The Carolinas"? My son would like to finish his in county here in Florida, but on the news the other day they were saying that there is such over crowding and it would be closer to me also. Thanks!
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Hi all, is this just in "The Carolinas"? My son would like to finish his in county here in Florida, but on the news the other day they were saying that there is such over crowding and it would be closer to me also. Thanks!
This just started in SC because they've closed a few minimum security facilities do to lack of offenders being housed there.
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It's always the county where he is as charged? Because he said they post open positions at counties across SC and they can apply for the position.
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It's always the county where he is as charged? Because he said they post open positions at counties across SC and they can apply for the position.
Most people choose the one closest to home. It may be best to go with the one you're familiar with because every county policies are different (visitation, accounts, etc).

It must be a great feeling to know he's so close to coming home
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Gotcha! Yeah i'm not real sure of what the rules are at the county closest to us. I wish there was someone I could call to find out what the privileges of being a trustee actually are. It's hard to go by just what they hear.

I'm not there quite yet about feeling like he's almost home. We still have three years and one month. But in the scheme of things I'm very thankful. I never thought I or we would get this far.
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You can call Diane Hingle at 803-896-8551...she should be able to help you
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Gotcha! Yeah i'm not real sure of what the rules are at the county closest to us. I wish there was someone I could call to find out what the privileges of being a trustee actually are. It's hard to go by just what they hear.

I'm not there quite yet about feeling like he's almost home. We still have three years and one month. But in the scheme of things I'm very thankful. I never thought I or we would get this far.
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