2012-02

South Carolina Court Administration

South Carolina Supreme Court
Columbia, South Carolina

ROSALYN W. FRIERSON
DIRECTOR

 

 

1015 SUMTER STREET, SUITE 200
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA  29201
TELEPHONE:  (803) 734-1800
FAX:  (803) 734-1355
E-MAIL:  rfrierson@sccourts.org

February 21, 2012

MEMORANDUM

TO: All Magistrate and Municipal Judges

FROM: Renee Lipson, Staff Attorney

RE: Service of Arrest Warrants on Defendants Incarcerated within the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC)

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