Former Chesterfield County Sheriff now SC inmate 00359618

Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is now listed on the South Carolina Department of Corrections' (SCDC) website as inmate number 00359618.

A jury convicted Parker last Thursday on charges of Misconduct In Office, Embezzlement and Furnishing Contraband To Inmates.

Parker gave too many perks to inmates, gave weapons to friends and embezzled money from the county during his time as Sheriff of Chesterfield County.

Circuit Court Lee Alford sentenced him to two years in prison and three years probation.

According to SCDC, Parker is being held at the Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer.

The SCDC website says Perry Correctional Institution is a Level 3 (L3).

It says L3 facilities are high-security institutions designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences, and inmates who exhibit behavioral problems. Housing consists of single and double cells, and all perimeters are double-fenced with extensive electronic surveillance, according to the website.

It adds inmates at L3 facilities are closely supervised and their activities and movement within the institution are highly restricted.

We asked SCDC if Parker will be housed with the very inmates he's sent to prison.

Officials released the following statement:

"We are taking every precaution to make sure he is properly processed and safe while in our custody," said Stephanie Givens, SCDC Communications Director.

Parker's projected release date is July 11, 2015, according to the SCDC website.