Berkeley County South Carolina Sheriff's Office

Hill-Finklea Detention Center

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Hill-Finklea Detention Center is to provide, in an effective manner, the highest degree of security for the citizens of Berkeley County, and safety for both inmates and staff. The philosophy of the facility is based on the three underlying assumptions:

  • Incarceration is, in and of itself punishment
  • All inmates shall be held accountable for their actions
  • Inmates shall leave the facility no worse physically, emotionally or psychologically than when they entered

A positive atmosphere shall be created for both inmates and staff by providing:

  • A safe and secure environment
  • Trained detention personnel
  • Programs that provide inmates an opportunity to prepare themselves for return to the community
  • Positive incentives for inmates through classification system based on behavior

The staff and management of the Hill-Finklea Detention Center are committed to the preservation of the basic human rights and dignity of the inmate population as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of the State of South Carolina.

Director, Randy Demory
(843) 719-4545
Admin, Ariel Snider
(843) 719-4543
Booking
(843) 719-4876
Records
(843) 719-4557

Visitor Rules & Regulations
All visitation is now conducted strictly through a video visitation system.
Please set up  an account at http://www.homewav.com

Releasing of Inmates
The release process for inmates can take between 1-4 hours once all documentation has been received at the detention center.

Property Release
Personal or valuable property can only be released by the approval of the inmate on Monday-Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Mail
When sending mail to an inmate you must follow these rules:

  • Put your name and return address on the envelope.
  • Put the inmate’s full name (the name in which they were booked under)
  • Address the envelope like the following example:
    John Doe Booking#
    c/o Smart Communication
    Berkeley County Detention Center
    PO Box 2027 
    Pinellas Park, FL 33780
  • Books must be shipped directly from the publisher or bookstore, and must be in a soft cover format.
  • Religious materials and publications must be shipped from the publisher, bookstore, or individual by mail. Soft cover format is requested.
  • Magazines and newspapers must be shipped directly from a publisher or bookstore by mail subscription only.
  • Incoming and outgoing mail will be inspected for contraband. Any mail found to contain contraband will be held by the Detention Center and may serve as the basis for disciplinary or criminal charges, or be returned to the sender.

Sending Money

For your convenience, there are three options for depositing funds to an inmate’s canteen account.

You may send an inmate a money order made out to the inmate in any denomination for them to deposit in their Inmate Canteen account.

The money order should be mailed directly to the inmate in the format outlined above section marked Mail.

A lobby kiosk is also available at the detention center for adding money to an inmate’s canteen account.

The lobby kiosk accepts cash or credit card and includes a processing fee for the deposit.

Once the transaction is completed, the inmate will have immediate access to the funds.

The lobby kiosk hours are Monday through Sunday, 8am to 10am, 6pm to 8pm, and during the hours of inmate visitation only.

Friends and family can now make deposits directly into an inmate’s account via the internet by clicking on the link below.

The inmate will have immediate access to the funds once the transaction is completed.

When doing an internet deposit you will need the inmates name, location, and ID number.

The detention center will not provide you with this information; you must obtain it from the inmate.

This service is provided solely by McDaniel Supply Company. Hill-Finklea Detention Center does not control or monitor this service. If you encounter any problems with a deposit please call: (912) 427-9022

For general information not covered above, please call (843) 719-4546 to speak with Detention Center personnel.

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