Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility Inmate Commissary

Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility

Address:
36008 Road 112
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone:

559-735-1931

Commissary Deposits using Touch Pay

Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility uses the services of Touch Pay for money deposits into inmate's commissary accounts.

It's a fast, reliable, secure, and convenient way to make payments. Touch Pay is a GTL/gettingout company.

  • Instantaneous posting of transactions.
  • Allows the acceptance and posting of transactions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Accepts VISA/MASTERCARD branded credit/check cards and Kiosk deposits at the jail.

Inmate Money Deposit Instructions for Inmate Communications Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

Occasionally, it may take up to 72 hours for funds to be active on an inmate Trust & Commissary account, however most people experience deposits are available immediately.

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Bail out an Inmate in Tulare County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Tulare County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name and jacket ID
Tulare County Jail
36714 Road 112
Visalia, CA 93291

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

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If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Tulare County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Tulare County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Tulare County
 

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Tulare County, by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Tulare County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

iphone app
Google Play app

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Tulare County.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Tulare County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 559-735-1931 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Tulare County Men’s Correctional Facility

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, check out our Send Money Page.