Leath Correctional Institution

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Leath Correctional Institution
Location2809 Airport Road
Greenwood, South Carolina
Security classmedium (female facility)
Managed bySouth Carolina Department of Corrections

Leath Correctional Institution (LCIW) is a South Carolina Department of Corrections prison for women located in unincorporated Greenwood County, South Carolina, near Greenwood.[1] Leath opened in 1991.[2] It is located just east of the Greenwood County Airport.

The prison, on a 39-acre (16 ha) plot of land, has a capacity of 968.[3]


The prison opened in September 1991.[3]

In the early 1990s a company called Third Generation contracted the manufacture of women's underwear to 35 Leath prisoners. These prisoners produced about $1.5 million worth of clothing. J.C. Penney, Victoria's Secret, and other companies bought this underwear for resale. This was revealed in a 1995 National Institute for Justice study. The contract was terminated by the mid-1990s.[4]

The prison's Braille Production Center, in which inmates make braille materials for schoolchildren, opened in 2002.[5]

The current chapel was dedicated on February 21, 2013.[6]


As of 2016 the prison has 105 corrections officers and 40 non-security personnel, as well as 562 prisoners.[3]

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Coordinates: 34°15′11″N 82°08′44″W / 34.25306°N 82.14556°W / 34.25306; -82.14556