Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Sending Money
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in West Olive, Michigan.
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 Ottawa County Juvenile Detention
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. Click or here to see where to drop money off and whether it has to be cash or a money order.
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 Autauga County Metro Jail at 334-361-2600.
Choice 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Autauga County Metro 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.
Click or here to reach 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 Autauga County Metro Jail at 334-361-2600 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.
Click or here to view online how to make the money order out 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.
Click here to find out about making a deposit over the phone.
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 Ottawa 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.
To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.
Ottawa County Juvenile Detention uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.
Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Ottawa County or any jail or prison in the country).
1. Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Ottawa County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.
For all Ottawa County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Ottawa County Juvenile Detention, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.