Charles B. Webster Detention Center – Augusta, GA

Charles B. Webster Detention Center is located in Richmond County, Georgia and is the main correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Charles B. Webster Detention Center? This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Charles B. Webster Detention Center,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Richmond County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

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

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-821-1101
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Charles B. Webster Detention Center you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Charles B. Webster Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Charles B. Webster Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you must not leave town.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Charles B. Webster Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Richmond County

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Charles B. Webster Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Charles B. Webster Detention Center jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 706-821-1101

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Charles B. Webster Detention Center is:

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

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Charles B. Webster Detention Center
1941 Phinizy Road,
Augusta, GA 30906


The Charles B. Webster Detention Center mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the official Charles B. Webster Detention Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Richmond County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Richmond County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, 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 jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Richmond County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Richmond County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Richmond County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Charles B. Webster Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Charles B. Webster Detention 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 Charles B. Webster Detention 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 process for sending money to Charles B. Webster Detention Center inmates changes, so visit the official Charles B. Webster Detention Center site when you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Charles B. Webster Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Charles B. Webster Detention 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 Charles B. Webster Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Charles B. Webster Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Charles B. Webster Detention Center

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    Links and Resources

    Main Charles B. Webster Detention Center Website
    Charles B. Webster Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Charles B. Webster Detention Center Mugshots
    Charles B. Webster Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Charles B. Webster Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Charles B. Webster Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Charles B. Webster Detention Center
    Richmond County Warrants
    Charles B. Webster Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Charles B. Webster Detention Center
    Charles B. Webster Detention Center Employment


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