General questions: 803-896-8500         Emergencies: 803-896-2258

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Key Personnel by Organization
Contacts by Service Needs
Organizational Chart

Key Personnel by Organization
  Office of the Director  
  Agency Director   Bryan P. Stirling   803-896-8555
  Executive Assistant   Dayne Haile   803-896-8555
  Ombudsman     803-896-9409
  Legislative Liaison/Special Assistant
  to the Director
  Dexter Lee   803-896-1731
        *Communications Director   Chrysti Shain   803-896-1490
  Office of Legal Counsel & Compliance   
  Chief Legal & Compliance Officer   Salley Elliott   803-896-8508
  Compliance, Standards & Inspections   Blake Taylor   803-896-8502
  Information Security and Privacy   Joe Merrifield   803-896-6584
  Occupational Safety & Worker´s   Compensation   Russell Rush   803-896-1628
  Audit Manager   Iris McNeil   803-896-2363
  PREA Coordinator   Kenneth L. James   803-896-6436
  Quality Improvement & Risk Management   Donna Strong   803-896-4038
  General Counsel   Bart Vincent   803-896-8508
        *ADA Coordinator & Agency Records           Retention Manager   David Martinez   803-896-4138
        *Inmate Grievances   Sherman Anderson   803-896-1773
        *Inmate Mail Services   Shontate Morley   803-896-4354
        *Policy Development   Sandra Bowie   803-896-2385
  Deputy Director   Thomas Osmer   803-896-1744
  Assistant Deputy Director   Jessica T. Lovelace   803-896-1744
  Budget & Finance   John Morgan   803-896-2250
  Human Resources   Donnette Jeffcoat   803-896-1646
  Recruiting and Employment   Kyle Caldwell   803-896-1649
  Retention Services   Jeanne McKay   803-896-0463
  Information Technology   Trevis Shealy   803-896-8526
  Prison Industries   Richard Hodgkiss   803-896-8516
  Procurement   Ruthie Bishop   803-896-8533
  Support Services   Richard Hodgkiss
  Facilities Management   James Melton   803-896-1246
  Transportation   Isaiah Gray   803-896-1209
  Health Services   
  Deputy Director   Terre K. Marshall,   MPH, CCHP-A   803-896-5257
  Medical Director   April T. Singleton Clarke, MD   803-896-1238
  Special Assistant to the Deputy Director   Robert Bradford   803-896-1238
  Assistant Deputy Director - Health   Tina Blakely-Huggins, RN   803-896-1238
  Assistant Deputy Director, Behavioral Health   Kennard Dubose, DSW   803-896-1238
  Director of Mental Health   Michael Hedgecock, MA   803-896-2290
  Addictions Recovery   Gregory Mason, MBA   803-896-5398
  Chief Psychologist   John Taylor, PhD   803-896-0153
  Dental Services   William Akerman, DMD   803-896-8549
  Infection Control   Melanie Davis, MT (ASCP) CCHP   803-896-5157
  Nursing Services   Janine Davis, ADN, RN   803-896-1238
  Pharmacy Services   Wendy Knox, PharmD   803-896-2052
  Chief of Psychiatry   Beverly Wood, MD   803-896-8843
  Support Services   Tommy Burgess   803-896-2835
  Programs, Reentry and Rehabilitative Services   
  Deputy Director   Nena Walker-Staley   803-896-1235
  Assistant Deputy Director - Programs   Rita Crapps   803-896-1235
  Assistant Deputy Director   Andrea Thompson   803-896-1235
  Education   Cynthia Cash-Greene   803-896-1583
  Inmate Services   Gwen Bright   803-896-8558
  Internal Communications Director   Clark Newsom   803-896-8578
  Reentry   Stephanie Donaldson   803-896-8550
  Victim Services   Karin Ho   803-896-1733
  Young Offender Parole & Reentry Services   Ginny Barr   803-896-1777
  Deputy Director   Joel Anderson   803-896-8540
  Assistant Deputy Director - Operations   Dennis Patterson   803-896-8540
  Director for Special Projects - Operations   Joseph “Tony” Stines   803-896-8540
  Regional Director for Administration   Glenn Stone   803-896-8540
  Regional Director, Region 1   Randall L. Williams   803-896-8540
  Regional Director, Region 2   Willie D. Davis   803-896-8540
  Classification & Inmate Records   Stacey Richardson   803-896-8551
  Security and Emergency Operations   Colie Rushton   803-896-1680
  Training & Staff Development   Tessie Smith   803-896-1208
  Visitation & Inmate Drug Testing   Alice Mascio   803-896-1679
  Visitation Hotline   Voicemail   803-896-1838
 Police Services  
  Deputy Director   Brian Bolchoz   803-896-4766
  Assistant Deputy Director   Thomas Burgess   803-896-4766
  Chief - Adminstration   Christopher Voll   803-896-8507
  Chief - Enforcement   David Hagan   803-896-5214
Contacts by Service Needs
  Accounts Payable 
  Payment Inquiry   803-896-1907
  Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse
  Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Line   803-896-5398
  Classification and Inmate Records
  Detainer Notification   803-896-8531
  Hardship Transfer   803-896-8551
  Locating an inmate   803-896-8531
  Requesting Records   803-896-8531
  Conducting Research in SCDC
  Requests for Statistics/Computer files   803-896-8526
  Media requests to interview inmates or employees   803-896-1490
  Applying for a job   803-896-1649
  Inmate Correspondence   803-896-4354
  Inmate Finance
  Cooper Trust Fund   803-896-1353
  Inmate Telephone
  Checking blocks placed on your phone  866-230-7761
  Blocking inmate access to your phone  803-896-1759
  Prison Industries
  Obtaining a catalogue   1-800-922-8121
  Locating industries within the department   803-896-8516
  Public Awareness
  Public Awareness Line   803-896-1846
  Purchase Orders   803-896-8533
  Visitation Inquiry Line   803-896-1838
  Victim Services
  Victim Services   803-896-1733
  Automated Victim Notification System (VINE)   1-866-727-2846
  Victim Registration   1-800-835-0304