Wayne County Jail III Sending Money

Wayne County Jail III

Address:
3501 Hamtramck Drive
Hamtramck, MI 48211

Phone:

313-224-2222

Touch Pay Inmate Commissary Deposits

Wayne County Jail III uses the services of Touch Pay for money deposits into inmate's commissary accounts.

It's a fast, reliable, secure, and convenient way to make payments. Touch Pay is a GTL/gettingout company.

  • Instantaneous posting of transactions.
  • Allows the acceptance and posting of transactions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Accepts VISA/MASTERCARD branded credit/check cards and Kiosk deposits at the jail.

How to put money on an inmate's books for Inmate Communications at Wayne County Jail III

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Wayne County Jail III uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Wayne County Jail III using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Wayne County Jail III may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

Occasionally, it may take up to 72 hours for funds to be active on an inmate Trust & Commissary account, however most people experience deposits are available immediately.

How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Wayne County Jail III

There are usually 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 self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.
Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Wayne County Jail III 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.
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.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Call Wayne County Jail III at 313-224-2222 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 313-224-2222 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.
Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone
Most of the online companies that provide deposit services 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 have an inmate care package program. Click here to see if the policy has changed and if so, how to proceed with a purchase.

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

What is the Maximum Amount I can Deposit in an Inmate's Account?

There is no limit on how much money you can deposit to an inmate’s account, but each money order must be for $100 or less. For example, if you wish to deposit $300, you would deposit three individual $100 money orders at the same time.

What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?

People who have never been to jail would be surprised by the large amount of candy, snacks, art supplies, playing cards, hygiene products and clothing that can be purchased through a jail's commissary.

The Wayne County Jail III Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here or here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 313-224-2222.

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 Wayne County Jail III?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Wayne County Jail III, 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

Inmates at this jail are provided medical care at no cost to the inmate.

Each inmate is charged a $12 booking fee that will be deducted from their first commissary deposit.

A quick call to the Wayne County Jail III at 313-224-2222 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for fees related any other jail expenses.

Important Tips

Call the Wayne County Jail III at 313-224-2222 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.

Not surprisingly much of an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase item's to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $3-4.00 a day on commissary items, you are probably paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.

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.

Be sure to fill the money order out completely and the envelope out correctly, or your inmate’s money could be delayed.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Wayne County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Wayne County Jail III follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Wayne County Jail III, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Wayne County Jail III uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Wayne County Jail III using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Wayne County Jail III may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Wayne County Jail III inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Wayne County Jail III

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Wayne County Jail III inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Wayne County Jail III Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Wayne County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name - inmate # if known
Wayne County Jail III
3501 Hamtramck Drive
Hamtramck, MI 48211

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Wayne County Jail III must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Wayne County Jail III has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Wayne County Jail III,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Wayne County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Wayne County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Wayne County Jail III?

To visit an inmate in Wayne County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Wayne County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Wayne County Jail III:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Wayne County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Wayne County Jail III's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Wayne County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Wayne County Jail III, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Wayne County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Wayne County Jail III Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked 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 Wayne County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Wayne County Jail III Phone: 313-224-2222


 

How Do Inmates in Wayne County Jail III Make or Receive Phone Calls?

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

1.  Start by confirming that Wayne County Jail III has the phone service you need to communicate with your inmate by the facility lookup here.
2. In the meantime, you can create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account. This account can be controlled by just you, or by both you and your inmate.
4. Last, select Wayne County Jail III, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Wayne County Services that are provided by GettingOut, a GTL company:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Video Visits (from home or jail lobby)
 - Email & Photo Sharing
 - Tablet Rental
 - Deposits


Phone & Voicemail Fees

1.  GettingOut charges $0.25 per minute for all phone calls, prepaid or collect, within Michigan.
2. Prepaid calls between Michigan and other states costs $0.21 per minute. International calls are $0.95 per minute.
3. There is a fee of $3.00 every time you add money to your account online, and it costs $5.95 if you add funds over the phone with a live agent.
4. You can also leave an inmate a short voice message for a flat fee of $1.25.

Note: Rates are subject to change.

Types of Phone Calls
Collect Calls
Collect calls allow you to accept and pay for calls to your land line (only) phone account. This means that if you accept your call from your inmate, all the charges for that call will then be billed to your land line phone account and will show up and be listed on your next local phone bill. Additional fees, costs, restrictions may apply.

Prepaid calls (Direct Calls)
With Prepaid Calls you can set up your account so that the inmate can only call you and/or you can just deposit money in their account and they can purchase prepaid phone cards through their commissary and call whoever they choose, provided the Wayne County Jail III approves of the phone number.

Quick Connect
Quick connect is an alternative to collect calls. It allows you to quickly pay for a phone call with your credit card.  When your inmate calls you, follow the instructions from the automated voice system to pay for that one phone call, directly billed to your card.

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Wayne County Jail III GettingOut phone services, you can call them at 866-516-0115.

* All the information you need to understand making and receiving phone calls with inmates in Wayne County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Wayne County Jail III

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Wayne County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Michigan.
  • Select Wayne County Jail III
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 313-224-2222 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Wayne County Jail III

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, check out our Send Money Page.


 

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