Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center – Augusta, GA

Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center is in Richmond County and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center? This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Centersuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center
401 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (706) 821-1113
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you should look here: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (706) 821-1113

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center:

Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center
401 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center
401 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901


The Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center mail policy changes, so you should review the the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Richmond County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Richmond County website, or by going to the Richmond County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Richmond County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you should ask to receive your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Richmond County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Richmond County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Richmond County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Richmond County,the Richmond County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Richmond County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Richmond County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so visit the official website when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Website
    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search
    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Mugshots
    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Bail Amount Link

    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Visitation Policy Link
    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Mail Policy
    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Richmond County Warrants
    Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center
    Jobs at Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center


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