Under the leadership of Sheriff Richard Roundtree, the Richmond County jails are managed by a capable staff of law enforcement professionals. With 225 employees, this division is one of the office's largest.
Inmates are housed at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) at 1941 Phinizy Road. The CBWDC, a pod-style detention center, opened in 1997 and was originally designed to alleviate the overcrowding at the now-closed Richmond County Jail. A 35,000 square foot Inmate Processing Center opened at CBWDC on Jan. 7, 2014.
Since then, the Webster campus has grown through two addition and renovation phases. The Webster campus has an average daily inmate population of 835 (FY2012), total bed space for 1,050 inmates and a security and support staff of approximately 150 personnel.
The entire campus of the Webster Detention Center – approximately 50 acres – is enclosed within a maximum security perimeter fence, allowing for all future expansion projects to be conducted within a secured and monitored space.
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.
The Jail Division is managed by a highly qualfied staff led by:
William E. (Gene) Johnson
Major Johnson, a 1983 graduate of the FBI National Academy, has been employed by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for more than 48 years. He served as a Captain in Jail Administration for 24 years. During his tenure as Captain he was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Richmond County Jail. Major Johnson is currently the Bureau Commander for Court and Detention Services.
Chester V. Huffman Jr.
Captain Huffman, a 1996 graduate of the FBI National Academy, is the Division Commander for the Charles B. Webster Detention Center at 1941 Phinizy Road
William H. (Bill) Reeves
Captain Reeves, a 1991 graduate of Georgia Southern University. Captain Reeves supervises 75 sworn and civilian employees, and works hand in hand with the local court systems on the State, Superior, and Federal levels.
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