Watkins Pre-Release Center Inmate Search

Watkins Pre-Release Center is a high security prison which is managed and operated by state of South Carolina. It comes under the jurisdiction of South Carolina Department of Corrections. Offenders from Police/City and county jails are transferred to Watkins Pre-Release Center for serving their sentence. It houses adult inmates serving long sentence usually more than a year. Most of the inmates are convicted for serious offenses like murder, assault etc. Watkins Pre-Release Center provides number of amenities to the inmates like TV viewing area, 3 time meals, interne and other correctional facilities.

Jail Name :

Watkins Pre-Release Center

Jail Type :

State Prison


1700 St. Andrews Terrace, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210



Postal Code:


State :

South Carolina (SC)


Richland County




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Prison beds:


Phone Carrier:

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Watkins Pre-Release Center Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is serving sentence at Watkins Pre-Release Center?

  • South Carolina Department of Corrections maintains database of all offenders serving jail time at Watkins Pre-Release Center. To search for an inmate visit South Carolina DOC inmate search page and follow the instructions.

    Note: The database is updated weekly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Watkins Pre-Release Center?

  • It means the inmate is serving time in a prison in different state or is released from jail. Visit Nationwide State prison search page for more information.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Watkins Pre-Release Center?

  • One must be in approved visitors list to be able to visit the inmate in Watkins Pre-Release Center. One must fill the Inmate Visitation Application form and submit it to the South Carolina Department of Corrections office. It can take upto 30 days for the application to be processed. Once the application is processed one can visit the inmate.

  • Individuals with valid government ID and who aren’t on felony probation are allowed to visit. Children below 16 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

  • For more information, one can call on 803-896-8584

Watkins Pre-Release Center Visitation Hours:


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM