How to put money on an inmate's books at Pike County Jail
Pike County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds & VendEngine) for you to deposit money into an inmate’s account.
You can deposit money four ways:
Cost to Send Money
To deposit between $1.00 and $300.00 the fee ranges from $1.50-$2.95, plus an additional 5%. *Rates are subject to change.
Pike County Jail Inmate Deposit Instructions
You can deposit money four different ways:
Commissary Packages at Pike County Jail
Commissary Package (pre-made Care Packs) companies work with correctpay.com to deliver items directly to the inmate, but not all facilities jails take part in it.
You can either check to see if Pike County Jail takes part in this by checking here, or by calling their 24/7 Customer Service at 855-836-3364.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?
Pike County Jail uses an outside vendor called correctpay.com (aka JailFunds & VendEngine) to deposit money to your inmate's account.
Deposits of up to $300.00 are allowed by jailfunds.com, although Pike County Jail may at times limit the maximum deposit to as low as $200.00.
What Can An Inmate purchase in Commissary at Pike County Jail
correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) is the Pike County Jail's outside vendor for depositing money for your inmate's Commissary Items.
Here is a sample of what your inmate can purchase:
*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered with correctpay.com, and have selected the inmate you wish to send money to, you will receive instuctions on how much you can deposit, and how often you can send commissary money.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Pike County Jail Inmates?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's 'books' or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to deposit money online using a credit or debit card at correctpay.com, inmates at Pike County Jail can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.
Why Do Inmates in Pike County Jail need Commissary?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Pike County Jail, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.
Commissary funds allow inmates to purchase items such as personal hygiene products, snacks and stationery supplies from the jail store.
Inmates can use money from their account to purchase phone time credits or prepaid phone cards in order to make outside phone calls to friends and family members.
Medical Co-Pays and other Inmate Needs for Money
Pike County Jail may on occasion 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 these things are deducted.
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 Pike County Jail and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, most jails 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.
Pike 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:
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 Pike County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Pike County Jail.
Pike County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.
You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:
Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Pike County Jail, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
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