Wilson County Jail uses Inmate Canteen for Inmate Money & Commissary

Wilson County Jail uses the services of Inmate Canteen for both Inmate Money Deposits and for Online Commissary Purchases.
NOTE: Wilson County Jail may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.

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Instructions on Making a Deposit into an inmate's commissary account:

  • Register or Log in to your account
  • Select the facility where the inmate is located and the inmate you wish to deposit the funds to.
  • Select the "Deposit Funds to an Inmate" option
  • Follow the prompts on screen to deposit funds to the inmates account.

    Deposit to inmate account: 
    These deposits go directly to the inmate's account and can be used for canteen, emailing, texting, phone time, and video visitation. You will not have access to these funds as they will be in the inmate's jail account.
    Deposit to your communications account:
    These deposits go to your communication account so you can email, text, or video visit the inmate. The inmate cannot use or see these funds. You can use these funds to pay for inmate's replies if your main goal is to text, email, or video visit the inmate.
    Canteen Order: These deposits are a personalized order created by you on the app or website. You pick the items to send to the inmate and the inmate will receive them on their next canteen delivery day. The inmate will have access to edit the order before it is delivered. All refunds for canteen orders go to the inmate’s account.
    Phone card Purchases: Phone card purchases always go to the inmates account. Once purchased, the inmate will receive a PHONE PIN to their account that they can use to make calls. You cannot use this phone time as it is in the inmates account. If Wilson County Jail suspends offering phone cards, this option will not be available.

Costs & Fees for Inmate Canteen Services

Inmate Canteen Pricing

Emails: $.25/email.
Texts:   $.13/per 160 characters.
Video Visitation: $.49/minute.
There is an $8.95 credit card processing fee for all deposits.
**Prices are subject to change.

Inmate Canteen also runs promotions where they unlimited texting and emails for a week for as low as approximnately $10.00.

How to Purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate at Wilson County Jail

Instructions on purchasing commissary items for an inmate:
NOTE: Wilson County Jail may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.

1. Register or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen.
2. Select the facility where the inmate is located and the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
3. Select the "Purchase Items" option.
4. Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.

Inmate Care Packages

Some jails have contract agreements with third party Commissary companies that ship predetermined Care Packages of candy and snacks.

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

What is the maximum you can spend on Commissary Items

There are fees for each deposit amount but you may make as many deposits as you wish. Keep in mind that no matter how much you deposit, the inmate is restricted by spending limits and the number of items possessed at any one time.
Call Wilson County Jail at 620-378-3622 or click here to learn the Inmate Account deposit limits and other rules regarding depositing money on an inmate's books.

What can you purchase on Inmate Canteen

Inmate Canteen has hundreds of items that you can purchase online and have sent directly to your inmate. This includes all types of candy, chips, food, clothing, stationary and personal hygeine products. NOTE: Wilson County Jail may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.

Who can purchase Commissary for an inmate

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 or purchase commissary at Inmate Canteen using a credit or debit card, jail inmates can now receive funds from anywhere in the world. NOTE: Wilson County Jail may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.


Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Wilson 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 Wilson County Jail at 620-378-3622 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.

Online you can find the medical fee information by going here, Other Wilson County Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 620-378-3622.

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 Wilson 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 view the jail website for additional information.