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Augusta-Richmond County Detention Center - CLOSED

State - CLOSED

Last Updated: May 17, 2021
401 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901
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The Augusta-Richmond County Detention Center - CLOSED is now permanently closed. Please scroll to Nearby Prisons and Jails for alternatives or check back to the Prison and Jail Directory to perform a new search

The Richmond County Jail at 401 Walton Way was officially closed Jan. 7, 2014, at 6 a.m. and all jail operations are now conducted at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

The brand new Inmate Processing Center opened that day and inmates are now processed, housed and released from the CBWDC at 1941 Phinizy Road. Bonds are now signed at the Visitor Center located directly in front of the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. Bonds may be signed 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Inmate property can be claimed in Jail Administration; Monday through Friday 9 a.m.. until 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 706-821-1110.

INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Inmates are allowed to use the “collect call” telephone system at this facility. Inmates who are in Disciplinary Segregation are not allowed to make general phone calls. Persons who experience trouble accepting calls from an inmate or have questions about their bills may wish to contact Bealls Communications Group at 877-523-2557.

Collect Call Price Breakdown

  • Local Calls (up to 15 minutes) $2.70 - If you are not local click here
  • Long Distance - Georgia (price depending on the distance of call) $4.85
  • Long Distance - Out of State $15.85

INMATE MAIL AND PACKAGES - Incoming mail will be opened and inspected. 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, while packages that contain contraband will be seized. Pornographic material will be sent to the U.S. Postmaster for further investigation.

Inmate Locator

Augusta-Richmond County Detention Center - CLOSED publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Georgia. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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Visitation Information

Charles B. Webster Detention Center - Visitation

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). Jail Administration & the Visitor Center Officers reserve the right to deny admission to any person requesting to visit any inmate.

All Visits must be Scheduled and Approved prior visitation.

You may schedule a visit by registering on-line at webstervisitation.com Login.aspx or schedule on-site visits at one(1) of the two (2) kiosks located in the visitor's center.

Video Visitation availability is as follows:

Visiting hours for general population inmates at the Detention Center will take place as follows:

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

Inmate Workers will receive three (3) visits per week. Inmate Workers will be allowed to visit during the same hours as the general population, but only during times when they are not performing their assigned job duties.

Inmate visitation is subject to postponement or cancellation due to jail emergency and administrative reasons. Cancellation notification will be sent via email.

  • No more than one (1) person may visit at a time.
  • All visitors must properly identify themselves upon arriving at 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 at the time of the visit.
  • All visitors are monitored and are subject to search and recording.
  • You must check-in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit time. Visitors arriving late will only receive the balance of the remaining visiting time or may not be allowed to visit dependent on circumstances.
  • Only those scheduled to visit will be allowed in the video visitation area. Once you leave the video visitation area, you will not be allowed back in.
  • During your visit, you must remain at your visitation booth. Walking around the video visitation area or switching visitation booths is prohibited.
  • Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted into the video visitation area.
  • Proper attire is required at all times. 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. Appropriate clothing will be determined by the visitation officer.
  • Visitors under the age of 17 are not allowed.
  • No children under the age of 17 will be permitted in the visitation area.
  • 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.
  • Do not damage or deface visiting booths or phones. Immediate termination of the visit will occur.
  • If you experience a problem with the audio or video reception during your visit, notify the visitation staff immediately.

Violation of any of the above regulations may result in the immediate cancellation of the visit and / or suspension of future visitation privileges.

Visitors, please be aware of the dress code for visiting the facility which also applies when engaging in video visitation.

All correspondences will be monitored and actions will be taken on any and all violations.

Violations may include but not be limited to:

  • Any discussion (s) on trafficking of any nature.
  • Any threat of any nature towards anyone.
  • Any discussions concerning unauthorized financial transactions.
  • Any discussions or displays involving any Security Threat Group.
  • Improperly dressed (whether it is the visitor or the offender)
  • Making any sexual gestures of any kind.
  • Gambling of any kind.
  • Operating a business or any business transactions of any kind.

The Charles B. Webster Detention Center may restrict anyone who violates the above-mentioned policies or any other policies that may be incorporated whether it is the visitor, the offender or both parties.

Suspensions shall be as follows: First Offense: One (1) month suspension, Second Offense: Three (3) months suspension, Third Offense: Permanent suspension.

If you have a question regarding the Visitation Policy, ask the Visitor’s Center personnel. If an employee is unable to answer your question (s), ask to speak with a Shift Supervisor.

If you have questions concerning release date, bail amount, sentence information or have other inmate related inquiries, you may call the Booking Desk anytime at 706-821-1110.


It is the policy of the Richmond County Detention Center that prior misdemeanor arrests for offenses other than minor traffic violations or first offense Disorderly Conduct will preclude a person from visiting at this facility until two years have passed from the original date of arrest. This means that if you have been arrested in Richmond County, Georgia in the last 24 months, you will not be allowed to visit.

Those persons previously arrested for a violent felony violation may not visit at any time. Those persons previously arrested for a non-violent felony may be allowed to visit after five years from the date of arrest. Exceptions may be granted by the Major or his designee.

All visitors are asked to be courteous and considerate of others while you are visiting. Visitors should maintain a low tone of conversation while in the lobby or visitation hallway. Respect other visitors and inmates while in the Visitation Booth.

Children under the age of 17 may not be left unattended in the Lobby during Visitation.

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