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Current Inmate Search With Pictures Sorted Alphabetically

Current Inmate Search With Pictures Sorted By Booking Date

The Spartanburg County Detention Facility is now offering a new way to search for information about current inmates. Using XML, JavaScript, and Perl programming, the new system offers a more up to date and user-friendly method of locating inmate information through the jail's web site.

The Google Chrome and Apple Safari web browsers are unable to parse these xml reports. If you are using an Apple computer, we would recommend using the Mozilla Firefox browser which is freely available.

Information about current inmates is now updated and uploaded to our web site every 15 minutes, around the clock; assuring that the published information is the most current available. Jail Director, Larry Powers, is very pleased to be offering this new service to the public. "This is another step in our continuing effort to keep the public informed about what is going on at the jail," Powers said. "Having current information on our web site helps both the judicial system and the public, and makes frequent phone calls to our facility unnecessary," he added. That gives the jail's employees more time to do their jobs.

The new search pages are available in two different formats. The first sorts inmates in alphabetical order, making it easy for the user to find any inmate. Simply scroll down the page and click on the inmate's name. Within seconds, detailed information about the inmate, along with his picture, will appear. To remove this information from the screen, simply click on the inmate's name again. It's possible to pull up information and pictures on more than one inmate at a time, but sometimes this gets confusing if done in excess. Clicking on the picture will bring up a new window with a larger version of the picture.

The second format sorts the current inmates by booking date and time. The inmate whose name appears at the top of the list has been in the jail the longest. The inmate whose name appears at the bottom of the list is the last inmate to be booked into our facility. Sometimes, pictures and other information might not be available for recently booked inmates appearing at the bottom of the list. That is because the booking process is still taking place and all the data has not yet been entered into our database or the inmate's picture has not yet been taken.

You will find a link in the upper left corner of each search page that will take you to a printable text version of each report containing the same information, but no pictures.

All information is updated on the hour, quarter after the hour, half past the hour, and quarter till the hour. If you happen to access or refresh the page at exactly those times, during the few seconds when data is being uploaded, you may get an error message. If that happens, just refresh the page and the updated information will appear. These web pages automatically refresh themselves every 15 minutes and do not store their information in your computer's cache. This assures that you will always be seeing the most current information we have available. The date and time (in military format) of the last update appear at the top of the web page, along with the current total inmate population.

When a search page is first accessed, it may take a few seconds for it to download to your computer, depending on your connection speed. The file is about a megabyte in size because we have a lot of inmates and a lot of data.

The numbers in the "Statute" column can usually tell you more specifically the particular offense for which that inmate has been charged. The first 8 numbers, which are formatted as "00-00-0000", indicate the general statute found in the South Carolina Code of Laws that the inmate is charged with violating. Many times, however, these statutes have various sections and subsections. Most of the drug violations, for example, are found in section 44-53-0370 of the S.C. Code of Laws. To learn more specifically the nature of the offense, you need to look at the four numbers following the statute. These four numbers are called "CDR" codes. Most state offenses in South Carolina have been assigned a four digit CDR code. You can enter this four digit code on the S.C. Supreme Court's web site at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/cdr/index.cfm and learn more specifically the nature of the charges lodged against an inmate. This will lead you to the particular section of the statute that is being charged, for which you will find a link. More information about CDR codes and their use can be found at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/cdr/userInstructions.cfm#FAQ. If an inmate is charged with violating a municipal ordinance, the first three letters of the municipality will be found in the Statute column, followed by the ordinance number. A county ordinance violation will indicate "cou ord", followed by the ordinance number. Spartanburg County ordinances can be found here. A statute number of "00-00-0000" indicates a common law offense which has not been codified in the South Carolina statutes. A "#" before the description of the offense indicates that particular CDR code has been retired and is no longer being used. This usually occurs when the legislature modifys or repeals an offense.