Anderson County Sheriff's Office
Detention Center - General Information
As a part of the Sheriff's Office, the mission of the Anderson County Detention Center is to protect the public by securely detaining individuals who have been arrested and accused of committing various offenses against Anderson County citizens. A full menu for the detention center can be found at the top of the page.
The facility was constructed in 1957, though one addition was added back in the 1990’s. As Anderson County has grown, so have the number of people that the detention center now houses. It is not uncommon for the facility to run beyond its intended capacity.
The Anderson County Detention Center is primarily a PRE-TRAIL detention facility. That means the majority of the inmates (approximately 85%) have not been convicted of the crime for which they are being held. Of the inmates being held that are POST-CONVICTION, a number are used to provide labor services to Anderson County. This inmate labor saves the taxpayers of Anderson County hundreds of thousands of dollars per year In fact, in an average month, there are roughly 9000 man hours of inmate labor performed in Anderson County, that if based on minimum wage, comes to over $783,000 annually in savings. You can see a related story regarding inmate labor by clicking here.
The detention center is under the direction of Major Garry Bryant. The inside daily operation of the detention center is co-managed by Captain Bobby Ham, and Captain Arlette Jones. There is much to consider for such an operation as the Anderson County Detention Center than just security issues. The leadership and staff at the Anderson County Detention Center are responsible for feeding and housing of inmates, maintenance of the facility, insuring inmates are in court at their specified times, medical needs, overseeing detention center labor, plus the overall security and safety for both the inmates and the detention center staff.
The overall goal of the detention center is to provide a secure, sanitary and safe place of pre-trial incarceration in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible, while ensuring inmates receive humane, respectful and professional treatment from detention personnel. The Anderson County Detention Administration works to assure continued oversight and compliance with standards set forth by the State and Local Jail Standards, while providing realistic career development, strategic planning, training and safety for management and staff personnel.
The menu on the top of this page will take you to the various pages for the Detention Center. You can click here to return to the Enforcement Bureau page, or use the menu in the right column to navagate to other pages in the Enforcement Bureau.