Richmond County Jail (Charles B. Webster Detention Center)

The Richmond County Jail (aka the Charles B. Webster Detention Center) is located in Augusta, Georgia and operated by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Jail Division. 

When someone is arrested in Richmond county by local law enforcement, they are usually given the opportunity to post bond and be released, or they are held until their case is disposed of by the courts. 

The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested. It serves as a temporary holding facility, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date.

The Webster Center also houses individuals who have been sentenced to serve up to one year of confinement in a local setting, as well as individuals who've been sentenced for more serious crimes and are waiting for bed space to become available within the Georgia Department of Corrections.

This jail is a pod-style detention center that opened in 1997. It was originally designed to alleviate the overcrowding at the now-closed old Richmond County Jail. This facility includes a 35,000 square foot Inmate Processing Center.

The entire campus of the Webster Detention Center – approximately 50 acres – is enclosed within a maximum security perimeter fence. The Webster campus has an average daily inmate population of 835, total bed space for 1,050 inmates, and a security and support staff of approximately 150 personnel.

The modern video Visitor Center allows family members and other visitors the opportunity to see and speak with an inmate from one central location.  The Visitor Center is also the location where jail inmates are released.

The old Richmond County Jail is one of the top Georgia locations for film companies, and is currently being used for the production of several Hollywood movies.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Richmond County, click here, or call the jail at (706) 821-1110. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Richmond County Jail

A criminal bond is a financial guarantee that the arrested person will appear in court on a specified date. A BOND IS NOT A FINE. The person you are posting the bond for must appear before a judge to answer criminal charges. 

A fee of $20.00 is charged for every bond that is written by the jail. This fee may be paid in cash and is non-refundable.

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. A bond can be paid with or without a bail bond agent. The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Richmond County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

  • Cash Bond

When you pay a cash bond, it is refunded to you when all court appearances have been made and the case is discharged, dismissed, or a not guilty verdict rendered. Failure to appear at the appointed time will result in forfeiture of the bond amount and may result in a Bench Warrant ordered by the judge.

To sign a cash bond, you must bring a photo identification card and enough cash to cover the bond. The sheriff's office only accepts paper money (no change allowed), money order, or cashier’s check. The entire amount of the cash bond must be paid at the bonding office before the inmate is released. 

  • Surety Bond

When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will be required to pay a fee (usually equal to 10 to 15 percent of the bond amount) that will not be refunded. Only an approved bondsman may be used. 

Approved Bonding Companies:

  • Anytime Bonding Company 706-722-0289
  • CSRA Bonding Company 706-722-2266
  • Gardenhire Bonding Company 706-724-9772 or 706-771-3664
  • Georgia Carolina Bonding Company 706-481-8553
For more information about bonds in Richmond County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Richmond County Sheriff's office recognizes the importance of visitation and encourages families and friends to visit as often as they can. However, please understand that strict guidelines are in place and must be followed at all times.

Click here for a printable visitation brochure.

Inmate Visitation is a privilege. Inmates who become disciplinary problems or security risks will not be allowed to receive visitors. Inmates who violate the Inmate Wristband Policy will not receive visitors (other than legal visits). 

All visitors should be courteous and considerate of others while visiting. They should maintain a low tone of conversation while in the lobby or visitation hallway. Respect other visitors and inmates while in the Visitation Booth. Inmates may only receive one 30 minute visit per visitation day.

The visiting hours for general population inmates are:

  • Monday – No visitation
  • Tuesday and Thursday (A-Pod, C-Pod, F-Pod and H-Pod) 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Wednesday and Friday (B-Pod, E-Pod, G-Pod and Trustee Dorms) 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Saturday (A-Pod, C-Pod, F-Pod and H-Pod) 9:00am to 12:00pm; (B-Pod, E-Pod, G-Pod and Trustee Dorms)   1:00pm  to 4:00pm
  • Sunday – No visitation

Inmate Workers are allowed three visits per week, and may visit during the same hours as the general population but only during times when they are not performing their assigned job duties.

Dress Code

Proper attire is required when visiting an inmate at the Webster Visiting Center. Jail Administration/Visitor Center Officers can deny admission to any visitor.

No low-cut blouses, tank tops, short skirts, short dresses, tight-fitting pants or shirts, or any other form of provocative dress is allowed. Ladies blouses must have sleeves. Shirts must not expose midriff when sitting down. 

Shoes and shirts must be worn; suggestive clothing, see-through fabrics, halter or tube type tops, tank tops, short shorts, and mini-skirts will not be permitted. Appropriate underclothing is also required. 

Visitors who are denied a visit due to a dress-code violation may not return on the same day with different clothes on. 

Visitation Rules

  • Only one person may visit at a time.
  • All visitors must have proper photo ID to enter the Detention Center visitation area. A picture I.D. , valid  Georgia or other state Driver’s License, valid passport or valid military I.D. are the only identification accepted.
  • All visitors are monitored and are subject to search and recording.
  • You must check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit time. 
  • Only those scheduled to visit are allowed in the video visitation area. Once you leave the video visitation area, you will not be allowed back in.
  • You must remain at your visitation booth during the visit.
  • Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted into the video visitation area.
  • No visitors under the age of 17.
  • Children under the age of 17 may not be left unattended in the lobby.
  • Use of cell phones or any other electronic recording devices is prohibited inside the video visitation area.
  • Smoking, eating, and drinking are not permitted in the video visitation area.
  • Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, or any type of disruptive or suggestive behavior will not be permitted in the visiting area. Respect other visitors at all times.


Augusta Public Transit provides transportation services throughout Richmond County, which includes hourly weekday stops at the Charles Webster Detention Center for visits via the Red Line Lumpkin Road bus, currently route 9. Click Here for a printable copy of the schedule.

Physical Address

Charles B. Webster Detention Center
1941 Phinizy Road
Augusta, GA 30906

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(706) 821-1101
(706) 821-1110 Booking Desk
(706) 821-1102 Visitor Center

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Charles B. Webster Detention Center
Inmate Name and Number
1941 Phinizy Road
Augusta, GA 30906

The following items are not accepted through the mail: stamps, cash, money orders, checks, correspondence from other detention facilities, and greeting cards. 

Suspicious or questionable mail will be returned to the sender, and packages that contain contraband will be seized. Pornographic material will be sent to the U.S. Postmaster for investigation.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Richmond County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates do have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Inmates are allowed to use the “collect call” telephone system via Bealls Communications Group. Collect Call Price Breakdown:

  • Local Calls (up to 15 minutes) $2.70
  • Long Distance - Georgia (price depending on distance of call) $4.85
  • Long Distance - Out of State $15.85

How to Send Money

Inmates at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center are allowed to order food, beverage, hygiene items, clothing, stamps, Phone Cards, OTC medication, and other personal items on a weekly basis from the jail commissary. In order for an inmate to purchase items, they must have money in their account.  

Money may be deposited into an inmate’s account at any Lobby Kiosk, online at, or by phone at 866-394-0490.

Inmates may spend a limit of $50 per week on food & beverage, and $25 per week on hygiene and other personal items. No money, stamps, or packages will be accepted by the Jail for any inmate. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Careers at Richmond County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Richmond County Jail, click here.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is continually searching for imaginative, well-educated and highly motivated individuals who have a strong sense of public service to join their team. This isn't a profession for just anyone. You must be willing to devote your time and energy to the community.

All applicants for the Deputy Sheriff/Deputy Jailer position must: 

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Not have been convicted by any state or by the Federal Government of any crime, for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in the Federal or State prison or institution; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law; nor have been convicted of a domestic violence offense

Starting salary for an 84-hour Deputy Jailer is $1,565.37 bi-weekly ($40,699.66 annually). Salary increases to $1,643.64 bi-weekly ($42,734.64 annually) after completion of the Basic Jailer Course.

  • Senior Deputy Jailer (5 years)- $44,871.37 annually
  • Master Deputy Jailer (10 years)- $47,114.94 annually