Hamilton County Jail uses CommissaryDeposit.com for Inmate Money Deposits
Hamilton County Jail uses the services of CommissaryDeposit.com for you to securely send money to your inmate for phone and commissary purchases.
Sending an Inmate Money using CommissaryDeposit.com is a simple process:
The fees to send money directly to your inmate are as follows:
$0.01 - $25.00 = $3.25 + 3%
$25.01 - $100 = $4.50 + 3%
$100.01 to $200 = $6.00 + 3%
$200.01 & up = $7.50 + 3%
(*NOTE: The maximum allowed deposit is $260.00)
Commissary Purchase Option
If you prefer to send commissary items to your inmate in Hamilton County Jail instead of sending money to them, go here to order the items.
Commissary Order Fees
In addition to the items you purchase, you will pay a ‘service fee’ for each item selected.
The first item you select will cost you a fee of $2.00-3.00, and then an additional $0.35 to $0.50 for each item you select after that.
Hamilton County Jail only allows you to purchase a maximum amount of $200.00 worth of products at a time.
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryOrder.com
How to put money on an inmate's books at Hamilton County Jail
There are two options for putting money on an inmate's books:
Choice 1 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Hamilton County Jail uses CommissaryDeposit.com 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.
Choice 2 - 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 386-792-7131 first to ask Hamilton County Jail if this option is still available.
Hamilton County Jail Commissary Instructions
Ordering from CommissaryOrder.com is a simple process:
What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?
All Jails have limits on how much money an inmate can have on the books at any one time.
They also have limits on how much you can deposit for an inmate at a time.
The standard monthly limit an inmate can spend is between $200 and $400.
Hamilton County Jail CommissaryDeposit.com maximum deposit is currently $260.00.
What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at Hamilton County Jail
Clothing - thermals, underwear, bras, shoes.
Stationary, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, board games
Toiletries, hygiene, reading glasses, medicated creams, aspirin
Soda, energy drinks, coffee, packaged meats & fish, soups, cookies, chips, pastries.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Hamilton County Jail Inmates?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's books or buy commissary for them as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to purchase commissary using a credit or debit card, Hamilton County Jail inmates can now receive commissary from anyone in the world.
Why Do Inmates in Hamilton County Jail need Commissary?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Hamilton County Jail, the jail, partnered with CommissaryDeposit.com 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.
Inmate accounts are also sometimes 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 Hamilton County Jail at 386-792-7131 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.
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 Hamilton 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.
Click here to purchase commissary online for your inmate at Hamilton County Jail.
Note: You will be charged a fee to purchase commissary for your Hamilton County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can spend, usually about $250.00.
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:
For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum purchases and all the information you need to know regarding purchasing commissary for your inmate in Hamilton County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page for details.
Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.
Note: You will be charged a fee to send money or purchase commissary for your Hamilton County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send and/or spend.
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:
For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate or purchasing Commissary online in Hamilton County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page or our Send Money to an Inmate Page for details.
Note: You will be charged a fee to send money to your Hamilton County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send.
For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate in Hamilton County, go to our Send Money Page for details.