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Last Updated: April 02, 2020

Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 706-821-1616

The Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) is a medium-security detention center located at 1941 Phinizy Rd Augusta, GA which is operated locally by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Richmond County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Augusta Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Charles B. Webster Detention Center is a 35,000 square foot Inmate Processing Center that houses inmates in a pod-style jail originally designed to alleviate the overcrowding at the now-closed Richmond County Jail.

The Webster campus has grown through two addition and renovation phases, with an average daily inmate population of 850, total bed space for 1,050 inmates and a security and support staff of approximately 150 personnel. The entire compound is approximately 50 acres, enclosed within a maximum-security perimeter fence, allowing for all future expansion projects to be conducted within a secured and monitored space.

Call Price Breakdown

  • Local Calls (up to 15 minutes) $2.70 - click here for the low rate
  • Long Distance - Georgia (price depending on the distance of call) $4.85
  • Long Distance - Out of State $15.85
A modern video Visitor Center allows family members, social workers, attorneys, and many other visitors the opportunity to conveniently see and speak with an inmate from one central location. Once the Inmate Processing Center opens, the Visitor Center will be the place to go to facilitate the release of an incarcerated person.

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.

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Charles B. Webster Detention Information

Address:

1941 Phinizy Rd, Augusta, GA 30906

Phone:

706-821-1616

Email:

rleverett@augustaga.gov

Security Level:

County - medium

County:

Richmond

Beds:

1050

FAX

706-821-1632

Facility Type

Adult

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Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 706-821-1616

The Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) is a medium-security detention center located at 1941 Phinizy Rd Augusta, GA which is operated locally by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Richmond County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Augusta Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Charles B. Webster Detention Center is a 35,000 square foot Inmate Processing Center that houses inmates in a pod-style jail originally designed to alleviate the overcrowding at the now-closed Richmond County Jail.

The Webster campus has grown through two addition and renovation phases, with an average daily inmate population of 850, total bed space for 1,050 inmates and a security and support staff of approximately 150 personnel. The entire compound is approximately 50 acres, enclosed within a maximum-security perimeter fence, allowing for all future expansion projects to be conducted within a secured and monitored space.

Call Price Breakdown

  • Local Calls (up to 15 minutes) $2.70 - click here for the low rate
  • Long Distance - Georgia (price depending on the distance of call) $4.85
  • Long Distance - Out of State $15.85
A modern video Visitor Center allows family members, social workers, attorneys, and many other visitors the opportunity to conveniently see and speak with an inmate from one central location. Once the Inmate Processing Center opens, the Visitor Center will be the place to go to facilitate the release of an incarcerated person.

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

Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) - 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

Video Visitation availability is as follows:

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

1. Monday – No visitation

2. Tuesday and Thursday (A-Pod, C-Pod, F-Pod and H-Pod) 9:00am to 2:30pm

3. Wednesday and Friday (B-Pod, E-Pod, G-Pod and Trustee Dorms) 9:00am to 2:30pm

4. 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

5. Sunday – No Visitation

Note: For Remote Video Visitation there will be no more than 12 visits during any 30 minute block for all pods.

c. 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.

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

4. No more than one (1) person may visit at a time.

5. All visitors must properly identify themselves upon arriving at the Detention Center visitation area. Picture I.D. is required. Valid Georgia or other state Driver’s License, valid State I.D, valid passport or valid military I.D. are the only identification accepted at the time of the visit.

6. All visitors are monitored and are subject to search and recording.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. During your visit, you must remain at your visitation booth. Walking around the video visitation area or switching visitation booths is prohibited.

10. Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted into the video visitation area.

11. 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.

12. Visitors under the age of 17 are not allowed.

13. No children under the age of 17 will be permitted in the visitation area.

14. Use of cell phones or any other electronic recording devices is prohibited inside the video visitation area.

15. Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted in the video visitation area.

16. Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, any type of disruptive or suggestive behavior will not be permitted in the visiting area. Respect other visitors at all times.

17. Do not damage or deface visiting booths or phones. Immediate termination of visit will occur.

18. 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 the dress code for visiting at the facility also applies when engaging in a 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 discussions on trafficking of any nature.

? Making any sexual gestures of any kind.

? Any threatening of any nature toward anyone.

? Any improperly dressed (whether it is the visitor or the offender)

? Any discussions concerning unauthorized financial transactions.

? Any discussions or displays involving any Security Threat Group.

? 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 Center personnel. If these employees are unable to answer your questions, ask to speak with a Shift Supervisor.

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

VIOLATIONS MAY PRECLUDE VISITATION

It is the policy of the Richmond County Jails 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 here. Visitors should maintain a low tone of conversation while in the lobby, visitation hallway, and respect other visitors and inmates while in the Visitation Booths.

Children under the age of 14 may not be left unattended in the Lobby during Visitation.

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Facility Type

Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) is run by the county sheriff’s department and the prison is run by the state department of corrections. Jail is for inmates who are awaiting time or who have been sentenced to less than a year. Prison is only available for people who have been sentenced to more than a year on any one charge.

Neither prison nor jail is nice but they differ in their levels of security, the programs they have and the quality of the environment. Additionally, an inmate cannot ask for a motion to reconsider once they have been transferred to the custody of the department of corrections.

The Sheriff’s department calculates what percentage of your jail time that you actually have to serve. The law requires that the sheriff’s department make people serve a minimum of 50% of their sentence if they are convicted of a misdemeanor.

The jail will accept inmates from the US Marshal and ICE where space is necessary. In comparison, state prison is for inmates serving lengthier sentences on crimes that are more severe in nature.

The Richmond Sheriff’s Department calculates what percentage of a felony jail sentence a person will serve. The law requires that an inmate serve at least 85% of their felony jail sentence for non-mandatory time and 100% of their mandatory time.

Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) also offers and manages alternatives to jail such as work release programs, work furlough, house arrest, and private county jails where the person convicted can serve their sentences on weekends. Because overcrowding is a problem in both county jail and state prison, both systems operate a good behavior program. Those who are on good behavior can have their sentences reduced or cut.

If you are not serving a mandatory minimum sentence and you do not get into trouble while in jail the sheriff’s department will typically give automatic good behavior time. When you first receive your release date from the jail, within a few days of being incarcerated, the good time deduction will have already been included in most cases. For non-mandatory misdemeanor good time off is 50% and for felonies is typically about 10-15%.

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Custody/Security Level

The Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) is located in Georgia and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 706-821-1616 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Richmond County and nearby cities and towns. Some offenders may stay less than one day or only for a few days until they are released in a court proceeding, some after putting up a bond and then are released to a pretrial services caseload under supervision by the court, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court.

The jail is divided into "pods," each of which includes individual cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court — a space bound by towering concrete walls. All meals, are approved by a dietitian. Common area tables are made of solid steel with attached four seats. Inmates crowd around the tables playing cards or board games like chess and checkers. Inside the cells, there is only a sliver of a window allows inmates to peer out. There are two to three inmates per cell, The jail is crowded at about 90 percent capacity and this population varies day-to-day sometimes over-crowded. There are a number of people who arrive at the jail actively or recently drunk or high, or arrive with injuries from fights/assaults that led to their arrest, and/or are mentally ill with no other place for law enforcement to deliver them. This makes the intake process challenging for the jail’s staff and its medical personnel.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To send money

How to Send an Inmate Money in Georgia

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate care packages

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate commissary

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How to send mail

This is how to send your inmate at Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How to send greeting cards & postcards

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How to send magazine & books

Send magazines to Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) at 1941 Phinizy Rd, Augusta, GA

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

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How to Send an Inmate Money in Georgia

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

This is how to send your inmate at Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

Send magazines to Richmond County - Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) at 1941 Phinizy Rd, Augusta, GA

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

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