The sheriff’s new online inmate inquiry went live on Nov. 19 and is accessible from the city of Augusta’s Web site.
By typing the name of a person booked into the jail, or simply clicking on the recent bookings tab, information such as a person’s charges, age, date of arrest, bond, as well as their mugshot, is available.
Sheriff’s Maj. Gene Johnson, who oversees both the Richmond County Jail and the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on Phinizy Road, said his office and the city’s Information Technology Department have been working on the project for about a year. He hopes the new site will cut down on the hundreds of inmate inquiries his office receives by phone each day.
“I think it’s a great tool,” Maj. Johnson said. “It will help the public and plus it helps us.”
The Web site only includes people who are currently in jail and does not feature an archive search.
As of this morning at 8 a.m., 1,049 people were booked into Richmond County’s two jails.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Online Inmate Inquiry can be accessed from www.augustaga.gov by clicking on the “Sheriff” tab under “Departments” or at http://appweb2.augustaga.gov/InmateInquiry/Disclaimer.aspx