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Allie: I believe it was 2 years probation and a fine of $250.
JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Allie: Yes, for 14 hours. It was awful. The sink was full of feces and urine. We had enough toilet paper for one person to use one time. They had a woman strapped to a chair in the hallway who had urinated all over herself. She screamed for 3 hours straight.
If you or somebody you know is planning to "do time" in the Richmond County Jail, you may be wondering what to expect. Jail is a unique experience, especially your first time.
The following information was gathered through interviews of people who have been locked up in this facility. Links to the left of this article lead to the actual interviews, where you can read what life is really like in Richmond County Jail.
Richmond County Jail is located in Augusta, GA. This city has two jails, with the other being the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. CBWDC is located on Phinizy Road, and is the site where those who will be incarcerated for an extended period of time are housed. The Richmond County Jail is where inmates are housed for shorter term stays. The following information is specific to this facility.
Court and Serving Your Time
Former inmates have reported that the court system in this jurisdiction is quick and fair, which is a contrast to judicial proceedings in many areas. Despite the fairness of the courts, ex-inmates describe the jail and probation systems as being the difficult part of getting through the legal process.
The food in this jail gets very poor ratings, and there aren't a lot of things that you can do while you are there. This jail does not allow inmates access to books, cards, or games. This leaves inmates with very little to do besides watch TV, which is often controlled by "the meanest" inmates.
The probation system is described as being full of hoops to jump through. If you get probation, you may be required to attend several classes that will cost you money, in addition to your fines and restitution.
Richmond County Jail generally houses inmates in a holding cell when they first arrive to the jail. The women's holding cell has been described as having urine and feces in the only sink in the cell, and very little toilet paper for all the inmates to share. The good news is your regular cell may seem more luxurious after being in holding.
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