Gwinnett County Detention Center Inmate Phone & Email

Gwinnett County Detention Center INMATE PHONE USE

SECURUS INMATE PHONE SYSTEM

Gwinnett County Detention Center uses Securus Phone System for Inmate Calling.

Securus has three (3) inmate phone calling programs. 

Check here to see which programs are served by Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Contact Securus Online

Contact Securus by Phone:

972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591

 

1.  AdvanceConnect – Good Option if you are on a budget

This type of account offers you the following benefits:

  • The maximum funding amount is up to $50.00 per transaction.
  • You are able to receive inmate calls as long as funds are available in your account.
  • You can add multiple phone numbers to your account so your loved one can reach your home phone, work phone, cell phone, other relatives, neighbors, friends, etc.
  • Calls will connect to cell phones (subject to facility restrictions).
  • You have 24/7/365 access to your account on the website or by contacting via phone.

2.  Inmate Debit – Good Option if you are on a budget

This type of account offers you the following benefits:

  • You can fund an Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account
  • Inmates can call anyone on their approved calling list without requiring friends and family to create separate prepaid accounts
  • Calls will connect to cell phones (subject to facility restrictions)
  • The maximum funding amount is $50.00 per transaction
  • You have 24/7/365 access to fund an inmate’s Debit account on our website or by contacting us via phone
  • Funds placed in the Inmate Debit account will become the property of the inmate and friends & family members will not be able to receive refunds on this account. This product is currently available at limited facilities.

3.  Direct Bill – Used by those with long term inmates, Lawyers, etc. 

A Direct Bill account allows you to receive collect calls from inmates and have the charges billed directly to you each month from Securus Correctional Billing Services (SCBS). 

  • This account is a good option if the inmate is incarcerated for longer than two years or if you are an attorney, bail bondsmen, consulate, social worker or other small business or government agency.
  • With verification or approved credit, you can receive an itemized monthly bill statement from SCBS for your calls. 

 

For information about Securus eMessaging (inmate secure email) services, please scroll down.

How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Gwinnett County Detention Center?

This  facility contracts with Securustech.net so inmates can call friends and family.

 Securustech.net offers several options to receive phone calls from inmates.

AdvanceConnect

Advance connect is a prepaid phone system. You open and put money on the refillable account and the inmate calls collect. You always have the option to accept or decline the call. The cost of each call is deducted from your prepaid account balance.

Benefits of AdvanceConnect:
You control how much you spend on calls with how much money you put on the account

You can receive collect calls from the inmate even if your regular phone company blocks calls from jails/prisons

The inmate can also call you on your cell phone (as long as the jail/prison doesn’t restrict it)

There is a minimum $25 requirement each time you add funds to the account

Calculate the cost of a call by clicking here.

You can pay by:

 Credit/Debit Card Online or By Phone

 MoneyGram

 Pay By Mail for AdvanceConnect) Mail check, money order or cashier’s check to Mail to:

Securus Correctional Billing Services

PO Box 650757

Dallas, TX  75265-0757

Be sure to include the phone number and AdvanceConnect account number on the memo line.

 Western Union

Click here to open an account.

Direct Billing

With Direct Billing, you can accept collect calls from an inmate and Securus Correctional Billing Services will bill you each month. You must have approved credit to open this type of an account.
Benefits of a Direct Bill account include:

Can connect several phones to the account so you can receive calls in multiple settings

Written monthly statements of call activities

No minimum amounts

You can receive as many calls as you wish as long as you pay the bill in full each month

Your Direct Bill account balance can be paid by:

 Credit/Debit Card Online or By Phone

 MoneyGram

 Pay By Mail for Direct Bill

 Western Union

Traditional Collect Calls

The traditional collect call method is good if you will only receive inmate calls on house phones or other landlines. Some phone providers block all calls from penal institutions but if your company allows them:

Your account will be automatically created as soon as you accept the first call from a jail/prison

Your account number is your phone number

You will receive a 90 day rolling spending limit

Your charges will appear on your next phone bill

Limitations: You are subjected to a 90-day rolling limit on spending. When you accept the call, the charges will be deducted from that available limit and Securus submits the charges to your phone company. If you exceed your 90 day limit within the rolling 90 days, your Direct Billing account is blocked until your charges roll off through payment of your phone bill.  You will still be able to receive other phone calls during this time, just no calls from penal institutions.

Click here to learn more about Traditional Collect Calls and how to set up the account.

Inmate Debit

An inmate debit account gives the inmate a prepaid phone account that can be used for calls. Many jails/prisons allow inmates to transfer money from their jail/commissary accounts to their inmate debit accounts to pay for calls. Friends and families are also typically allowed to help fund those accounts. There is a $7.95 fee each time you fund the account. You can deposit $0.01 - $100.00 each time.

Benefits

The inmate can call anyone who is approved on their call list without requiring each of those people to set up their own prepaid phone accounts

You can deposit money to an inmate’s phone account without having to set up your own account

Calls can be made to cell phones (as long as the jail/prison does not restrict it).

Click here to see if an inmate has an account set up and to deposit money to it. 

The following payment methods are accepted for Inmate Debit accounts:

 Credit/Debit Card Online or By Phone

 MoneyGram for Inmate Debit

 Pay By Mail Inmate Debit

Pay By Mail for AdvanceConnect) Mail check, money order or cashier’s check to Mail to:

Securus Correctional Billing Services

PO Box 650757

Dallas, TX  75265-0757

EMAIL

A growing number of jails/prisons offer email services for inmates and their families. Cost varies but average:
$0.60 for the first page

$0.00 second page is free

$0.30 for each additional page

Each page is a full-sized page with standard-sized text

NOTE: Emails are scanned for content and delivered to the inmate, usually within 24 hours. If desired you can provide funds for the inmate to handwrite back to you and it will be scanned and sent to you via your email address, typically within 24 hours.

Click here to see if your jail/prison offers email services. If so, click here to open and fund an account.

VIDEO VISITS

Reservations are $20 for 20 minutes.  Securus Video Visitation is not charged on a per-minute basis.  The way to schedule a video visit is dependent on each jail/prison’s video visit guidelines.

Benefits

 No need to travel to the facility - eliminate the cost of gas, food, hotel stays, and excessive time off of work

No need to wait in lines waiting for a visitation time

 No need to leave your possessions in the car

Convenient, scheduled visitations - receive email updates and reminders

You must open a Securus Online account to participate in video visits. Opening the account requires your name, address and government-issued photo ID.

 Once approved by the correctional facility, you can begin scheduling your Securus Video Visitation sessions.

 

What you need to use Securus Video Visitation:

 Securus Online account with Securus Video Visitation enabled

 Computer with Internet, sound, and a web camera

Valid email address

 Credit or debit card

Click here to learn more about video visits.

Click here to see if your jail/prison offers video visits through Securustech.

Click here to open an account.

Can I Communicate By Email With An Inmate?

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.

You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

This facility does not offer email services to inmates. The policy can change at any time.

Call 770-619-6700 or click here to see if email services are currently being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Gwinnett County Detention Center at 770-619-6700 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

If your inmate has had behavior issues, phone privileges might be revoked or suspended.

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!

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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