:: Release Date Calculation — Disclaimer

These sentence calculation screens are a general guideline to provide information regarding the sentencing of an offender. While we are confident that the information is accurate, we urge you contact the South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate Records Office at (803) 896-8531 in the event that you have any sentencing questions or need technical assistance.

Please note the following disclaimers:
  • — While all attempts are made to provide complete and accurate information, SCDC does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any information on this system and shall not be liable for any losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of such information, including, but not limited to incidental and consequential damages. This system is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. SCDC maintains all immunities as provided in the South Carolina Tort Claims Act.
  • — Any person who relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. In addition, nothing contained on this system is an official record of SCDC or its employees.
  • — The information that is generated from these screens reflects current sentencing statutes as of (effective date). This system will not reflect either prior or future sentencing guidelines.
  • — The information that is generated from these screens will directly reflect and is only as good as the data that is entered. The screens are not designed to catch technical errors, such as entering sentences other than those called for in mandatory sentencing.
  • — The release dates calculated reflect an "earliest possible case scenario", meaning that all possible credits that an inmate could earn (good time, earned work credit, etc.) are projected into these dates. Once an offender is committed to our system, these dates could be negatively impacted in several ways, including if the offender loses good time, fails to earn good time, or fails to earn work credits for any reason. Therefore, this system cannot be used to calculate the release date of an inmate who has already been sentenced.
  • — These screens do not take into account any prior or subsequent convictions that the offender may have or incur. In certain cases, prior or subsequent convictions will have a direct impact on the offender's status, in many cases negatively. Issues such as second and third strike statutes and subsequent violent offenses are examples.
  • — These screens should not be used for any offender sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act.