Walden Correctional Institution
Administrator: Tessie Smith
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, or nude photos). Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope. When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well. Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence. Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the following: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above, for more information read the policy on inmate mail).
Family members and friends can send money to an inmate's Cooper Trust Fund account. Only U.S. Postal money orders are accepted for deposit. You must make the money order payable to:
Cooper Trust Fund for Inmate 'Name, ID'
A Cooper Trust Fund Deposit Slip is required for sending funds and can be obtained and printed here or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Cooper Trust Fund. Fill out the money order and deposit slip and mail to:
Cooper Trust Fund
P. O. Box 102111
Columbia, SC 29221-5011
Only use standard first class mail. Any other items received at this address will be returned to the sender at the inmate's expense.
Or Send money to an inmate online using your bank account at westernunion.com.
Required information to make a deposit through Western Union Quick Collect Online is:
The payee: South Carolina Department of Corrections
The Code City/State: SCDOC/SC
To pay by internet, visit: Westernunion.com
You will need to know the inmate's name and SCDC number as well see below to do an inmate search and get this information.
The South Carolina department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a good influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are important things you should know if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
Contact the institution at the telephone number provided above, or if you know the visiting hours leave a comment below.
Read the rules for visiting an inmate in South Carolina.
Want to find information about an inmate incarcerated in South Carolina? Access the South Carolina inmate database of offenders here.