SC DOC Information
OffenderConnect.com Account Creation and Management Instructions for South Carolina Department
Family and friends of inmates in a South Carolina Department of Corrections facility can use the OffenderConnect.com website to manage their account with GTL. Friends and family can create and fund an AdvancePay prepaid telephone account, and create, send and receive e-messages (very similar to email) with inmates from the OffenderConnect.com website.
The instructions below will walk through creating an account, using an account, and sending e-messages.
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|1. To create your account, type www.offenderconnect.com in the address bar of your web browser, or click here|
|2. Once on that page, select the option to sign up for a new account (existing users may simply login using their username and password – skip ahead to “Using OffenderConnect.com” step 1.|
|4. On the Account Setup page, enter your information – it is very important that your first and last name match what is on your government issued ID (drivers license, etc.) as it may need to match official visitation information for security purposes. For example, if the name on your drivers license is “Patricia”, but you go by the nickname “Pat”, please use “Patricia” in the first name field. Be sure to write down your User ID and password, as this information is not included in any of your confirmation materials and you will need it to log into the system every time you use it.
It is very important to use a valid email address, as you will receive a confirmation email at that address upon the completion of account creation. You will not be able to use the account without a valid email address that you own. If you do not have an email account, here are several providers of free email accounts:
If you do not have access to an email account, please stop at this point and create one prior to proceeding. Once you have an email account, fill in all the fields on the account setup page, and select “Next” to continue. If you did not fill out all the information, or any of the information does not any of the mandatory requirements (character length, inclusion of numbers, etc.), that item will be highlighted in red and you will need to correct it before continuing. Once the system accepts your entry, you will be taken to the Facility Setup page.
|5. On the Facility Setup page, select the “SC” for South Carolina and then click “Search.” This will bring up a list of facilities. Select “South Carolina DOC” and then click “Next.”|
|6. Once you have clicked the selection box for the South Carolina DOC, click the “Next” button.|
|7. If you would like to use your free prescription drug card benefit (gives you discounts at over 60,000 participating pharmacies), simply click the green “Print Free Drug Card” link on the page to get your personalized card and print it to your printer. You can also access this from the “Special Offers” section of OffenderConnect if you ever need to reprint your card. These cards can be freely shared with family and friends who want to receive a discount also.
Once you are done on this page, click “Next” to proceed.
|8. Confirm that all of your details are correct on the verification page. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE MUCH OF THIS INFORMATION AFTER YOU HIT “SUBMIT” SO PLEASE BE SURE THE INFORMATION IS ACCURATE. It is very important that your first and last name match what is on your government issued ID (drivers license, etc.) as it may need to match official visitation information for security purposes.
If any of your information is incorrect, please click “Back” and fix the information. Also, be sure that you wrote down your User ID and password, as this information is not included in any of your confirmation materials.
Once you are certain that the information on the screen is correct and you have written down your username and password, click the “Submit” button to create your account.
|9. You will now be taken to the confirmation page. It provides directions on the next steps to take. You will need to activate your account from the email you provided in step 4, in order to use your account.|
|10. Find your confirmation email – it will likelybe in either your inbox, or your spam/junk folder in your email. To find it, first go to your inbox to look for the email. If it is not there, go to your spam/junk folder and look for it there. The email subject line should be “OffenderConnect Account Information”, and it should be addressed from firstname.lastname@example.org|
|11. Inside the email, you will see a link to “Activate Account” if you click this, you will be taken to OffenderConnect, and you can then log into the site using the User ID and password you created during the account setup process. If the link does not work for you, you can copy the full URL provided and paste it intothe address bar of your browser, and activate your account that way.
Once your account is activated, you can simply visit www.offenderconnect.com thereafter and use your login information to access the site.
Registered users of OffenderConnect.com who have confirmed their account may log into the OffenderConnect.com website using the instructions below.
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|1. To access your account, type www.offenderconnect.com
in the address bar of your web browser, or click here,
and then enter your User ID and password and then click “Login”
|2. If the SC DOC is already listed in your account
for your facility, proceed to the “Send an E-Message”
section, step 1 (hyperlink to this anchor tag). If you have not
already setup the SC DOC as your facility, follow the steps below
to add your facility prior to proceeding.
|3. To set up the SC DOC as your facility, click the
“Manage Facilities” link on the left side.
|4. On the Facility Setup page, select the “SC” for
South Carolina and then click “Search”. This will bring up a list
of facilities. Select “South Carolina DOC.”
|5. Once you have clicked the selection box for the
South Carolina DOC, and the “Next” button, you will get the verification
|6. If everything looks correct, click the “Submit”
button. You will then be taken to the Manage Facilities page, and
you will now see the South Carolina DOC in your facility list. Click
“Submit” to confirm your selection of the SC DOC as your facility.
|7. Now, click on the “Account Summary” link to return
to the main page where you can select to add money to a phone account,
or send an e-message.