Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution

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Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution is a South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) state prison for women in Columbia, South Carolina.[1] The Women’s Reception and Evaluation Center, which processes all females entering SCDC, is in the prison.[citation needed]

The prison opened in 1973 as "Women's Correctional Institution". It was renamed in 2002 in honor of the first female warden of a maximum-security male prison in South Carolina, Camille Griffin Graham. The current warden is Judy C. Anderson.[citation needed] The prison houses the State of South Carolina death row for women.[1] In January 2011, a young female prisoner with a history of mental illness succeeded in committing suicide. The death is under investigation.

The prison is one of 40, and the only prison in South Carolina, participating in Girl Scouts of the USA Beyond Bars program, allowing Girl Scouts visitation/bonding with their incarcerated mothers.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Graham (Camille Griffin) Correctional Institution." South Carolina Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 17, 2010. "4450 Broad River Road Columbia, SC 29210-4096"

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Coordinates: 34°4′10″N 81°5′54″W / 34.06944°N 81.09833°W / 34.06944; -81.09833