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Augusta prison officials seek fix to overcrowding

...overcrowding problem, officials say. Nineteen women took a space on the concrete floor Monday. Despite adding the Phinizy Road facility four years ago, Richmond County operates near capacity at its jails for most of the year. It reached 94 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/22/met_328600.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Coroners, families struggle with absence of medical examiner in Augusta

...wants coroners in the Augusta region to ask their state representatives to help them get an examiner back in the Phinizy Road facility."If they're having to wait two or three days to accept the body, then they're too busy," Boose said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-29/coroners-families-stru
Committee votes to rename center

...Charles B. Webster. Commissioners Jimmy Smith and Don Grantham asked the public safety committee to rename the Phinizy Road facility for Mr. Webster because it was built during his tenure. "I think he added a lot of class and stability to that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/09/met_408172.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
New prison name considered

...commissioners go along with the wishes of one of their members. Commissioner Jimmy Smith has asked the board to rename the Phinizy Road facility because it was built during Mr. Webster's tenure as sheriff. Mr. Smith said naming the center in honor of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/08/met_408077.shtml
Metro
Police capture young escapee

...which runs the YDC, said 18-year-old Erik J. Rosenbaum and 16-year-old Tyler Horn, who ran away from the Phinizy Road facility Thursday, were hiding at a mobile home park in Murray County, in north Georgia. Mr. Rosenbaum reportedly surrendered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/06/met_29632.shtml
Metro
Committee seeks fix for prison crowding

...over capacity. Capt. Chester Huffman, who is in charge of the medium-security facility, said expanding the Phinizy Road facility is easier than making the repairs needed for the downtown jail. Unlike the aging, towerlike jail at 401 Walton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/22/met_390113.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Committee seeks fix for prison crowding

...over capacity. Capt. Chester Huffman, who is in charge of the medium-security facility, said expanding the Phinizy Road facility is easier than making the repairs needed for the downtown jail. Unlike the aging, towerlike jail at 401 Walton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/21/met_389749.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
New detention center opens, relieves crowding

...last week. On Friday, the Phinizy Road facility held 317 people - 268 men...technology that makes the Phinizy Road facility a safe and secure jail, Chief...offenders. On Friday, the Phinizy Road facility held 317 people - 268 men...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/24/met_217999.shtml
Metro
No short shorts allowed at county jails

...and visitors will walk out in front of the 401 (Walton Way) facility, too," Capt. Huffman said. At the Phinizy Road facility, visitors sit very close to one another, facing a glass partition that divides them from the inmates. For men...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/02/met_424054.shtml
Metro
Grand jury urges plan for jails

...facility. Commissioners opted at that point to limit temporary repairs to $352,000. Adding jail space at the Phinizy Road facility and building a new judicial center already are being discussed as possible projects for the next special purpose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/19/met_447776.shtml
Metro