Houston County Jail Sending Money

Houston County Jail

Address:
901 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36301

Phone:

334-712-0762

JailATM – Deposit Money Online or Order Commissary Gift Packs to Houston County Jail

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Houston County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Houston County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Houston County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Houston County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Houston County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Houston County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

Sending Money for Commissary to an Inmate in Houston County Jail using Prodigy / Jail ATM

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Houston County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Houston County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Houston County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Houston County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Houston County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Houston County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Houston County Jail

There are usually four options for putting money on an inmate's books:
Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.
Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Houston County Jail and others often use a private company to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.
Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Call Houston County Jail at 334-712-0762 to confirm the address to send the money order to and how they want it made out.
Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 334-712-0762 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.
Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone
Most of the online companies that provide deposit services will accept deposits over the phone with a debit or credit card.
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

Sending Commissary Care Packs to an inmate in Houston County Jail

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Houston County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Houston County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Houston County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Houston County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Houston County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Houston County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

What can you purchase for your inmate at Houston County Jail

These are just a few of the Gift Packs available for you to purchase online at Prodigy / Jail ATM and have delivered to your inmate at Houston County Jail.



COFFEE BREAK
This Pack Contains: 2 Colombian Coffee, Capaccino Vanilla 3 PK Sweetener, Creamer Packs, Hot Chocolate 2 PK, Dunkin Sticks Box Toaster Pastry Box, Nutrigrain Bar.

FIERY HOT
This Pack Contains: Hot Fries, JP Cheetos, Flaming Peanuts, JP Pretzel Pieces, Hot Pork Skins, Spicy Salsa Rounds, JP Cheddar Crackers, 3 JP Cheese Squeezers, Hot & Spicy Sausage, Pepper Jack Cheese, Snack Crackers, Fireballs, Ranch Dressing.

NOODLE PACK
This pack contains: 4 Chili Ramen, 4 Cajun Chicken Ramen, 4 Picante Beef Ramen, 4 Chicken Ramen, 4 Beef Ramen, 4 Shrimp Ramen, Snack Crackers, Beef and Cheese Sticks 2PK, Gold n Chees 3PK.

SIMPLY BASICS
This Pack Contains: 4 oz Shampoo, 4 oz Conditioner, Dial Soap, Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz Body Lotion, Deodorant Stick, 4 Stamped Postcards.

SWEET AND SALTY
This Pack Contains: Sweet & Salty Trail Mix, Popcorn, Pretzels, Sunflower Kernels, Lays Chips, Gold n Chee Honey Roasted Peanuts, Crunch Munch, Honeybun, Blueberry Blaster, Peppermint, Jolly Rancher, Snickers, Three Musketeers.

SWEET TOOTH
This Pack Contains: Kit Kat, M&M Plain, Snickers, Three Musketeers, Butterfinger, Peanut Butter Cups, Iced Honeybun, Caco Choc Cookies, Nutty Bar, Box Peppermints, Butterscotch, Chic O Stix.

THE MONSTER
This Pack Contains: 3 Postcards, Writing Pad, Crossword Puzzle, Cinnamon Roll, Iced Honey Bun, Swiss Roll, Box Butterfinger, Cookies, Sour Cream and Cheddar Chips, Doritos, Honey Mustard Pretzels, M&M, Peanut Butter Cups, Sour Fruit Balls, Trail Mix, Snack Cracker Box, Cheese Squeezer, P'nut Butter Squeezer, Jelly Squeezer, Beef Sticks, Orange Drink Mix 6pk.

Who can Purchase Commissary for Houston County Jail Inmates?

Anybody can purchase commissary for your inmate as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place, as this might get them in further trouble.

Because of the ability for family members and friends to purchase commissary online from Access Securepak using a credit or debit card, you and your inmate have more options.

Why Do Inmates in Houston County Jail need Commissary?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody, the Houston County Jail allows the inmate's family and/or friends to purchase products online from Access Secure Pak.

This allows them to obtain items such as personal hygiene products, snacks, apparel, electronics and stationery supplies. Otherwise they go without, and you don't want them to be obligated to others for their basic needs.

Medical Copays, Jail Fees and other Inmate Expenses

Many jails debit (charge) an inmate's commissary accounts for medical visits, any medications including over-the-counter pain reliever, jail stay fees, restitution, etc.

Taking this into consideration when deciding how much to deposit will ensure the inmate gets the amount you wanted him to have after things are deducted.

A quick call to the Houston County Jail at 334-712-0762 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.

Online you can find the medical fee information by going here, Other Houston County Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 334-712-0762.

Important Tips and Information About Your Inmate's Commissary

Sometimes an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase items to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $10.00 a day on commissary items, you are most likely paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.

Some inmates, specifically those who are targeted for being weak or are in jail for rape or child molestation, are forced to relinquish their commissary to avoid regular beatings from other inmates.

If you think your inmate is being targeted for violence or having their commissary taken to avoid beatings, contact the Houston County Jail and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, they will intervene and have the victim placed in protective custody, away from the general population.

Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.

Click here to purchase commissary online for your inmate at Houston County Jail.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Houston County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Houston County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Alabama, then choose Houston County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Houston County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Houston County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Houston County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Houston County.


 

How Do Visit an Inmate in Houston County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Houston County you need to do the following:

Houston County Jail uses the services of NCIC for remote video visitation. In other words, you can visit your inmate in jail by using your home computer, as long as it is equipped with a microphone and camera that supports video.

When available, the jail also provides use of ‘video visit kiosks’ in the Houston County Jail lobby if you do not have a computer at home. These ’on-site’ video visits are FREE.

Costs
NCIC Video Visitation fees are subject to change, but the cost to you is roughly $7.50 ($0.25 per minute) for a 30-minute visit + an additional fee of $2.00 for the connection.
On-site (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Houston County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the Houston County Jail staff of the date and time for the visit. Be sure to be in front of your computer and connected to NCIC at least 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

For all the information you need to know, whether it be 'in person' at-the-jail visitation or remote video visitation with your Houston County inmate, go to our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Houston County Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Houston County follow these instructions:

Houston County Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Alabama.
  • Choose Houston County Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Houston County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Alabama to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Alabama to Alabama) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Houston County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Houston County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Houston County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Houston County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Houston County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Houston County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Houston County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Houston County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Houston County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Houston County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Houston County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select Alabama, then select Houston County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Houston County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Houston County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Houston County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Houston County.


 

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