Evidence Preservation in South Carolina

State statute requires the automatic preservation of all evidence for crime categories listed under §17-28-320 for the length of time an individual remains incarcerated or until he or she is executed. If the defendant pled guilty, the state must preserve evidence for seven years. Effective: 2009.

South Carolina’s statute meets the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.


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