Pulaski County Detention Facility Sending Money
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Pulaski County Detention Facility:
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary and phone calling.
How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Pulaski County Detention Facility
There are two choices for putting money on an inmate's books:
Choice 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person.
Jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment.
You can drop off a Money Order only with jail personnel Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
You can also deposit money in the Kiosk in the lobby. The Kiosk accepts cash, debit or credit cards.
You will need the following:
Choice 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Pulaski County Detention Facility uses 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.
Go to the online site for depositing funds. You will need to register an account, which is free to do and use a debit/credit card for the deposits.
Inmate Care Packages
Care Packages can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.
What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?
People who have never been to jail would be surprised by the large amount of candy, snacks, art supplies, playing cards, hygiene products and clothing that can be purchased through a jail's commissary.
Who Can Put Money in an Inmate's Account?
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, jail inmates can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.
WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Pulaski County Detention Facility?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Pulaski County Detention Facility, 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.
Many jails also allow an inmate to bail himself out of jail if he has the funds in his account. The bail amount is typically 10-15% of the bond amount set by the court.
Inmate accounts are also used to pay the co-payment for medication and visits to the jail's medical clinic should they become ill.
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 Pulaski County Detention Facility at 501-340-7001 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.
Call the Pulaski County Detention Facility at 501-340-7001 and ask how you can view a commissary list. This gives you an idea of what things cost the inmate and you can make an informed decision regarding how much to deposit.
Not surprisingly much of an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase item's to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $3-4.00 a day on commissary items, you are paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.
Enough money for a few snacks each week, personal hygiene items each month and needed stationery supplies should be sufficient.
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 view the jail website for additional information.