Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is an essential part of the criminal justice system in Richland County. It is a nationally accredited detention center, meaning it was accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) after the detention center met 100 percent of the 69 mandatory standards required by the ACA and 96.3 percent of the 300 non-mandatory standards. ACA standards are the national benchmark for effective operation of correctional systems throughout the United States and are necessary to ensure that correctional facilities are operated professionally. The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is committed to providing its users and residents of Richland County with quality and efficient service.
Working at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Inmate Guide book
Mail Item Rules
Contact and Location
The Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is located at 201 John Mark Dial Drive, Columbia, SC 29209. Regular hours are Monday - Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Detention Center is closed Sundays. Click here for a list of contact numbers.