Glossary of Terms

This Site and the sites of the divisions of this agency are operated by the Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole Services as a public service. The Department reserves the right to alter or discontinue any aspect of this site at any time, except for those required by law.

This website is used to provide information and access to public information. While every effort is made to ensure that all information is accurate at the time of publication, data on this site is subject to change or modification. References to statutes, rules and related information are not meant to be relied upon as statements of the law, but only summaries of the relevant statutes. Direct consultation of the state statutes, case law, court opinions and other reference materials should be made for legal research purposes. The information on the PPP web site is not a substitute for legal counsel. Please contact a private attorney if you need legal advice or assistance.

The Department is not responsible for damages or injury caused by failure of performance, error, omission, inaccuracy, completeness or other errors in information on this site. Information is subject to being changed without notice.

As a public service, this web site contains links to third-party web sites. These sites are not under the control of PPP, and this site is not responsible for the contents on any linked sites. If you feel any information available by a third-party website is inaccurate, or offensive, please contact the original producer of the linked site.

Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Please report all fraud, waste, and abuse in state agencies to the Office of the State Inspector General. The Office of the State Inspector General may be contacted as follows:

Web Site: http://OIG.SC.GOV  

Whistleblower Protections for a Report of Wrongdoing

An explanation of what constitutes wrongdoing, a definition of "report" for reporting wrongdoing, a list of appropriate authorities to whom a report of wrongdoing may be made, and a description of the protections available to an employee who reports wrongdoing may be accessed here.  The process required to report wrongdoing to the Office of the State Inspector General may be accessed here.   

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services’ website. Your privacy is important to the Department. It is our policy not to collect any personal information when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. We do not install cookies.

When you visit our website, our web server automatically identifies the internet domain and IP address used to access our website. The information gathered does not give us your personal e-mail address or other personal information. We do collect information related to the volume and timing of access to our website by noting the date, time and website pages visited. We do this in order to improve the content of our website.

If you affirmatively choose to share personal information with us by sending us an e-mail message or by subscribing to our Email Notification System, we will use that information solely for the purpose of conducting government business with you. You may also contact the Department by telephone or by writing. Any information provided by you may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with the State of South Carolina archiving policies and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to State or Federal law.

If you have any questions or comments, please call 803-734-9220

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 


SCDPPPS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA. 

Modifications to Policies and Procedures:

SCDPPPS will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in its programs, services, and activities. 

The ADA does not require SCDPPPS to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. 

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of SCDPPPPS is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Octavia Wright, ADA Coordinator, at (803) 734-9220.

Related Documents can be found below:

ADA Complaint Form

ADA Grievance Procedure