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State of South Carolina

Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

NIKKI R. HALEY

JERRY B. ADGER

Governor

Director

2221 DEVINE STREET, SUITE 600
POST OFFICE BOX 50666
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29250
Telephone: (803) 734-9220
Facsimile: (803) 734-9440

www.dppps.sc.gov/

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

April 28, 2016

A POSITIVE STEP TO ENCOURAGE PROBATION/PAROLE
VIOLATORS TO TURN THEMSELVES IN
Are you tired of being on the run from a probation or parole violation and want a chance
to make a fresh start in a safe place?
Then come to the Triune Mercy Center at 222 Rutherford Street Greenville, SC 29609
Tuesday May 17 from 9 – 3 and take “A Positive Step” toward a fresh start with
Probation and Parole.
PPP will serve outstanding Probation and Parole warrants and allow you to go home
that day instead of jail.
“Probation and parole violators have an opportunity to turn themselves in and
have their cases decided immediately in Operation Positive Step,” according to
Greenville County PPP Agent-in-Charge Greg Stewart.
The probation office is attempting to re-establish communication with those clients who
for whatever reason have absconded or broken contact with their Agents and PPP. On
May 17, Court officials will be present to book and release that same day.
Again: Operation Positive Step will occur from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m., May 17 at Triune
Mercy Center, 222 Rutherford St., Greenville.
“Once individuals turn themselves in, we will be having them to report to the office to
staff the case for a successful closure or continuation,” said Stewart. “The Triune Mercy
Center has the names of those we are asking to turn themselves in at number 864-2338020. The center has given permission to print their number. We are asking for some

community service coverage leading up to the actual date,” Stewart said.
“Offenders who do not turn themselves in at this opportunity risk having their names
entered into the National Crime Information Computer and will be subject to immediate
arrest,” said Stewart. If that were to happen, disposition of the case will proceed
normally and the offender may have to post bond and risk termination of his or her case
and a jail sentence.”
This is an opportunity for offenders at odds with the law to take a ‘positive step” toward
a fresh start,” said Stewart. He can be reached at 864-282-4540 for questions.
(Please run this as a Public Service Announcement. If you would like to interview
someone about this, please contact Pete O’Boyle, Public Information Director, (803)
734-9267, (803) 667-2214 peter.oboyle@ppp.sc.gov.)
The S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services supervises more
than 32,000 criminal offenders placed on probation by the courts, paroled by the
state Board of Paroles and Pardons or serving other forms of community
supervision.
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