Indian River County Jail Inmate Phone Use
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Indian River County Jail:
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.
How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Indian River County Jail?
Almost every jail, including Indian River County Jail, will allow inmates to contact pre-approved friends and family members' phones by calling collect.
This is typically the most expensive way to contact people by phone and in many cases, it requires credit approval or a deposit to be made into a third-party phone company account through a contract with the jail.
Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) that is less expensive and allows your inmate to use their phone system to make direct calls to your land line or cell phone.
To find out about Indian River County Jail phone services, call 772-978-6039.
Some jails also allow sell phone cards directly to an inmate in the jail commissary store.
Communicating by Email with an Inmate
Indian River County Jail uses a secure messaging service call Smart Communications so that inmates can communicate electronically with friends and family members on the outside.
SmartMail allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, prison or detention center. Inmates send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in their institution. THE COST IS JUST $0.50 CENTS; cheaper than a postage stamp and envelope.
More information on how to send and receive messages and photos with an inmate.
Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls
If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Indian River County Jail at 772-978-6039 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.
Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.
Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.
If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.
Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.
All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Indian River County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.
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.
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Indian River County Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Indian River County.