ROSALYN W. FRIERSON
1015 SUMTER STREET, SUITE 200
February 21, 2012
Magistrate and Municipal Judges
Lipson, Staff Attorney
|RE:||Service of Arrest Warrants on
Defendants Incarcerated within the South Carolina Department of Corrections
This memo was originally issued in 1986 and after discussion with the Office of General Counsel at the SCDC, the following procedure is still applicable and should be followed.
This office is aware of difficulties in accomplishing service of arrest warrants when the person upon whom warrants are to be served is incarcerated in the SCDC. The Office of General Counsel at the SCDC has requested that all warrants to be served upon any inmate within the Department be forwarded to their office for subsequent service. Court Administration endorses this request as the warrants could then be transmitted, by corrections personnel, to the particular institution where the individual is housed with instructions as to proper service. Such warrants can then be forwarded to one central location allowing their tracking and service.
It is now requested that all warrants to be served upon inmates who are in the custody of the SCDC be transmitted to:
|Office of General Counsel|
|South Carolina Department of Corrections|
|4444 Broad River Road|
|Columbia, SC 29210|
If any questions or problems arise from following the above procedures, please let me know.
CC: Chris Florian,
Office of General Counsel, SCDC
South Carolina Sheriffs' Association