Franklin County Jail Sending Money

Franklin County Jail

Address:
403 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Phone:

618-438-8211

Franklin County Jail uses JailATM for Inmate Money Deposits

JailATM – Send Money, Email Inmate, Video Call, Send Gift Packs to Franklin County Jail
Search for JailATM services for Franklin County Jail.
Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Franklin County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Franklin County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
Send Money
Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.
Send Gift Packs
Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.
Email Inmate
Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if this jail allows emailing your inmate.
Video Calls
Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM which facilitates video visitation between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if this jail has online, or 'at jail' video visitation.

Franklin County Jail Inmate Money Deposits Announcement - January 4, 2023

Franklin County Jail staff announced today that deposits for inmates must either be made online, by telephone, by using the Kiosk in their lobby or by sending postal money orders or bank cashier checks to the following address:
403 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

or

Instructions on how inmate deposits can be made online or by telephone can be found by scrolling down this page.

In certain circumstances, cash may still be accepted by jail personnel during 9:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday, or when you come to the facility for visitation. Call 618-438-8211 if you have any questions.

Complete information is listed on this page. Failure to follow instructions will result in your payment not being credited properly, or being returned to you.

Sending Money for Commissary to an Inmate in Franklin County Jail using Prodigy / Jail ATM

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Franklin County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Franklin County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Franklin County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Franklin County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

HOW TO PUT MONEY ON AN INMATE ACCOUNT IN THE Franklin County Jail

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Franklin County Jail uses Jail ATM 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.

Option 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. Call the Franklin County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

Sending Commissary Care Packs to an inmate in Franklin County Jail

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Franklin County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Franklin County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Franklin County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Franklin County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Franklin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

What can you purchase for your inmate at Franklin County Jail

These are just a few of the Gift Packs available for you to purchase online at Prodigy / Jail ATM and have delivered to your inmate at Franklin County Jail.



COFFEE BREAK
This Pack Contains: 2 Colombian Coffee, Capaccino Vanilla 3 PK Sweetener, Creamer Packs, Hot Chocolate 2 PK, Dunkin Sticks Box Toaster Pastry Box, Nutrigrain Bar.

FIERY HOT
This Pack Contains: Hot Fries, JP Cheetos, Flaming Peanuts, JP Pretzel Pieces, Hot Pork Skins, Spicy Salsa Rounds, JP Cheddar Crackers, 3 JP Cheese Squeezers, Hot & Spicy Sausage, Pepper Jack Cheese, Snack Crackers, Fireballs, Ranch Dressing.

NOODLE PACK
This pack contains: 4 Chili Ramen, 4 Cajun Chicken Ramen, 4 Picante Beef Ramen, 4 Chicken Ramen, 4 Beef Ramen, 4 Shrimp Ramen, Snack Crackers, Beef and Cheese Sticks 2PK, Gold n Chees 3PK.

SIMPLY BASICS
This Pack Contains: 4 oz Shampoo, 4 oz Conditioner, Dial Soap, Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz Body Lotion, Deodorant Stick, 4 Stamped Postcards.

SWEET AND SALTY
This Pack Contains: Sweet & Salty Trail Mix, Popcorn, Pretzels, Sunflower Kernels, Lays Chips, Gold n Chee Honey Roasted Peanuts, Crunch Munch, Honeybun, Blueberry Blaster, Peppermint, Jolly Rancher, Snickers, Three Musketeers.

SWEET TOOTH
This Pack Contains: Kit Kat, M&M Plain, Snickers, Three Musketeers, Butterfinger, Peanut Butter Cups, Iced Honeybun, Caco Choc Cookies, Nutty Bar, Box Peppermints, Butterscotch, Chic O Stix.

THE MONSTER
This Pack Contains: 3 Postcards, Writing Pad, Crossword Puzzle, Cinnamon Roll, Iced Honey Bun, Swiss Roll, Box Butterfinger, Cookies, Sour Cream and Cheddar Chips, Doritos, Honey Mustard Pretzels, M&M, Peanut Butter Cups, Sour Fruit Balls, Trail Mix, Snack Cracker Box, Cheese Squeezer, P'nut Butter Squeezer, Jelly Squeezer, Beef Sticks, Orange Drink Mix 6pk.

Who Can Put Money in an Inmate's Account?

Anybody can contribute to an inmate's books or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.

Because of the ability for family members and friends to deposit money online using a credit or debit card, jail inmates can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.

WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Franklin County Jail?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Franklin County Jail, the jail 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.

Many jails also allow an inmate to bail himself out of jail if he has the funds in his account. The bail amount is typically 10-15% of the bond amount set by the court.

Inmate accounts are also 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 Franklin County Jail at 618-438-8211 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.

Important Tips

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 Franklin 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.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Franklin County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Franklin County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Franklin County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Franklin County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Franklin County, by creating an account.
  • Select Illinois, then select Franklin County Jail, 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Franklin County.


 

How Do Inmates in Franklin County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Franklin County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Franklin County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Franklin County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

For all the information regarding phone calls with Franklin County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Franklin County Jail?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Franklin County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Franklin County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:

In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Franklin County, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  • Register with Inmate Sales.
  • Find Franklin County Jail
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Franklin County Jail and a product (either 'Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  • Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  • Schedule a visit.
  • Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Franklin County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Franklin County Jail Phone: 618-438-8211


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Franklin County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Franklin County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Illinois, then choose Franklin County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Franklin County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Franklin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Franklin County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Franklin County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Franklin County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Franklin County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Franklin County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Illinois, then choose Franklin County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Franklin County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Franklin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Franklin County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Franklin County.