October 15, 2002

Opinion asking is there any existing South Carolina state statute or Attorney General’s opinion that outlines how to dispose of unclaimed inmate funds left at county jails when inmates are discharged and never come back to claim their money; and can a county create an ordinance to set up a procedure to dispose of the unclaimed inmate funds?

Requested by: Tom Fox, Director of Detention, Horry County Sheriff’s Office

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