The Richmond County Detention Center is the main jail in Richmond County Georgia. While the police in the cities and towns in Richmond County can arrest and detain offenders, the Richmond County Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Georgia to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.
The Richmond County Detention Center is located at:
1941 Phinizy Rd.
Augusta, GA 30906
It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 706-821-1110.
The main reason that people call 706-821-1110 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Richmond County Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:
How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Richmond County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Richmond County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Richmond County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?
Every year the Richmond County Detention Center has approximately 21000 bookings, with a daily average of 1050 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 262.
Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high.
The Richmond County Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact.
Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.
Go to this page for other jails in Richmond County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.
Unlike the Georgia Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Richmond County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Georgia Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Richmond County Detention Center.
Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.
To receive phone calls from inmates in Richmond County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
For all the information regarding phone calls with Richmond County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Richmond County Detention Center follow these steps:
For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Richmond County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Richmond County.
To visit an inmate in Richmond County follow these steps:
For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Richmond County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page.
Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Richmond County Detention Center, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Richmond County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:
In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Richmond County, these are the steps to follow:
* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Richmond County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.
Richmond County Detention Center Phone: 706-821-1110
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Richmond County Detention Center follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Richmond County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Richmond County.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Richmond County Detention Center follow these steps:
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Richmond County Detention Center.
Gone are the days where Richmond County Detention Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Richmond County is no different.
Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Richmond County Detention Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.
As Richmond County Detention Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.
You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page.
Richmond County Detention Center
1941 Phinizy Rd.
Augusta, GA 30906
Richmond County Prison (CI): 706-798-8110
Inmate's First and Last Name
1941 Phinizy Rd.
Augusta, GA 30906
How many inmates are in the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia?
There are 1050 inmates in the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Richmond County Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center.
How many people get arrested and booked into the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia every year?
In 2021, a total of 21000 offenders were booked into the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center.
How many people work at the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia?
The Richmond County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 262. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Georgia law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.
Does the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Richmond County Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 706-821-1110 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Georgia prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.
What is the address and phone number of the Richmond County Detention Center in Georgia?
The Richmond County Detention Center address and phone number is: 1941 Phinizy Rd.
Augusta, GA 30906. Their phone number is 706-821-1110. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center.
Where do I found out all the inmate services at Richmond County Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Richmond County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Richmond County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Richmond County Detention Center.
How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Richmond County Detention Center?
Call 706-821-1110 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Richmond County Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Richmond County Detention Center.
This facility, known as "Richmond County Detention Center" is also known as Charles B. Webster Detention Center, Richmond County Jail , Richmond County Jail , Georgia, Richmond.