Clayton County Jail Sending Money
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Clayton County Jail:
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary, and in some cases medical and bail money, as soon as possible.
How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Clayton County Jail
There are usually four 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.
Some jails have self-serve kiosks in the lobbies that accept cash, debit or credit cards.
If you can't get your questions answered online call the Clayton County Jail at 770-471-1122 .
Choice 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Clayton County Jail and others often use 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.
Choice 3 - 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 Clayton County Jail at 770-471-1122 to confirm the address to send the money order to and how they want it made out.
Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 770-471-1122 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.
Choice 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone
Most of the online companies will accept deposits over the phone with a debit or credit card. To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.
Inmate Care Packages
This jail does not provide a care package program, however, the policy can change at any time in the future.
Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.
When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.
What is the Maximum Amount I can Deposit in an Inmate's Account?
There is no limit to how much you can deposit to an inmate’s account, but the inmate is restricted to a $180 spending limit per order.
What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at Clayton County Jail
Access Securepak is the Clayton County Jail's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygeine products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.
Here is a sample of what you can purchase for your inmate:
*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instuctions on how much you can depost, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Clayton County Jail Inmates?
Anybody can purchase commissary for your inmate as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place, as this might get them in further trouble.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to purchase commissary online from Access Secure Pak using a credit or debit card, you and your inmate have more options.
Why Do Inmates in Clayton County Jail need Commissary?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody, the Clayton County Jail allows the inmate's family and/or friends to purchase products online from Access Secure Pak.
This allows them to obtain items such as personal hygiene products, snacks, apparel, electronics and stationery supplies. Otherwise they go without, and you don't want them to be obligated to others for their basic needs.
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 Clayton County Jail at 770-471-1122 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.
Call the Clayton County Jail at 770-471-1122 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.
Gambling and drugs are in jails across the nation. Providing too much commissary can lead to temptation for a bored inmate to get involved in these activities.
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.