How do you deposit money into an inmate commissary?

How do you deposit money into an inmate commissary?

Everybody was always in a good mood on store day, and it was something I looked forward to each and every week. The process for depositing money into an inmate’s commissary depends on the prison. Most prisons have a mail option, where you can mail in a check or money order.

How to send a money order to an inmate?

Make the Money Order out to the inmate’s name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order. Call Hamilton County Justice Center at 513-946-6300 to confirm the address to send the money order to and how they want it made out.

Is there a commissary in every federal prison?

Every federal prison has a commissary to purchase items that inmates need during their stay. A commissary list is provided in our Resources section. However, be aware that each prison may or may not have the items listed. This is not your local grocery store.

Where can I get money while in jail?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Hamilton County Justice Center, the jail maintains a ‘bank account’ for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.

How much money can you send an inmate?

Money orders may not exceed $200, unless approved in advance by the institution Warden. If you need to send more than $200, contact the institution for details on the procedures. You will not be able to send any letters to the inmate with the money order. Any letters sent to inmates with the money order will be discarded.

How do you deposit money to an inmate?

To give an inmate money, you may use either a credit card or cash. Online and phone deposits are made using either a Visa or Mastercard. Cash deposits may be made at the kiosks. The Sheriff’s office itself does not accept any currency or checks.

How does inmate get a bank account to put money?

There are three ways an inmate can get money into their commissary account. The first way an inmate can get money for their commissary account is by working a job within the institution, usually for a menial pay. The second way is if the inmate has some sort of trust fund, inheritance, or legal settlement.

How to send and inmate some money?

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • LegalAgreementsOut for Terms and Conditions.
  • Mail Your Check or Money Order to the Institution. Funds to Inmate (for discretionary spending).