What happens to someone's property when
they are arrested and taken to jail?
When an inmate is
processed into the Detention Center all personal
items, except court papers, are taken from the
individual. These are inventoried, labeled, and
stored in the property room. The inmate is
issued Detention Center clothing and a hygiene
kit. This kit contains enough soap, toothpaste,
toothbrush, etc., to last the inmate until
he/she can purchase commissary items. We do not
accept packages for inmates. Inmates may
purchase special postage-paid envelopes and
other items needed through the commissary.
Thirty days after an inmate's release, unclaimed
property is disposed of according to
Detention Center policy.
What if someone needs to get keys or other
property from someone who is in jail?
In order for an inmate to release property,
he/she must complete a Property Release Form
naming the person approved to pick up their
What happens to a person's vehicle if
they are arrested while driving it?
If a person is arrested
and taken to jail while driving their vehicle,
it will be towed away and stored by a local
towing company. The person must contact
the officer that arrested them or the arresting
police agency to find out where their vehicle
was towed. For example, if Horry County
Police Department made the arrest, contact that
agency; if the South Carolina Highway Patrol
made the arrest, contact that agency.
What is the process for getting someone
released from jail?
Some traffic offenses
are eligible for a process called "cash and
dash." This means the inmate can post a
pre-set fine with immediate-release without
seeing a judge. A magistrate or municipal
court judge can set bonds for the majority of
the inmates in custody. The judge will set
cash bonds, surety bonds, or 10% bonds on
most criminal offenses. If an inmate's
bond is a 10% bond, this type of bond is posted
with the court. A bondsman may be
used for surety
bonds. The court also accepts
cash for the entire amount of the surety
bond or real property is accepted for
collateral. If a person is charged with a
crime, such as a traffic violation, which has a
cash fine, that person can be released from the
Detention Center upon payment to the
Magistrate's Office. Persons charged with crimes
classified as felonies normally have higher
bonds. Most bonds are set by the
magistrate as cash or surety bonds which
requires the person to deposit cash with the
court or place real property up as
collateral. *Note: Each case or charge is
different; therefore, the amount or type of bond
depends upon the type of charge. A bondsman may
assist with this process for a fee; however, the
Detention Center will not make any
recommendation or provide contact information
for any specific bonding agency or agent. (Also,
Click on the
Bookings and Releases section for additional information.)
What occurs during the booking process?
Prisoners brought to
the Detention Center by Law Enforcement
are searched for contraband. Personal
information is obtained from the person and they
normally remain in the booking holding area
until their bond is set.
Items for inmates are accepted
from family and friends.
The Detention Center accepts prescription
eye-glasses Monday through Friday, anytime
between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily.
Cash can be deposited to an inmate's
account in the kiosk in the vestibule of the
Administration Building anytime the lobby is
Prescription and non-prescription
medications for inmates.
The Detention Center accepts certain approved
prescription medications. Effective
October 2, 2011, Southern Health Partners (SHP)
assumed control over all medical operations for
the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Please contact their office at
(843) 915-6899, for the proper
procedure for bringing medications.
The Detention Center is
located off of Hwy 701 North,
approximately five miles north of Conway.
Directional signs are posted on Hwy 701 and
8:00 a.m. to
Monday through Friday
Inmate name and
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J. Reuben Long Detention Center
P.O. Box 568
Lebanon, MO 65536
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days
Provides Inmate Information