Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
1. Register here.
2. Select Minnesota.
3. Select Anoka County Workhouse.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected]
* You can write them at:
10880 Linpage Place
St. Louis, MO 63132
* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST,
and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.
*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Anoka County Workhouse staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Anoka County Workhouse's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.
*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.
Anoka County Workhouse staff announced today that commissary deposits for inmates can 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:
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303
Instructions on how inmate commissary deposits can be made online or by telephone can be found by scrolling down this page.
This facility is using a third-party inmate commissary service which allows friends and family to send snacks, hygeine products, stationary supplies and other products directly to their inmate. If you have any questions, call the Anoka County Workhouse at 763-712-2200.
Complete information is listed on this page.
Anoka County Workhouse may offer hot 'take-out' style food for their inmates using the Access Securepak website. This food needs to be ordered online, or by phone by calling 800-546-6283, by you.
This program is not available in all facilities that use Access Securepak, but is rolling out in new facilities daily... check their website to see if it's available in Anoka County Workhouse today.
Some of the food offered includes pizza, hamburgers, cicken sandwiches, donuts and french fries.
The information below provides you complete instructions regarding the Anoka County Workhouse:
- Inmate Accounts and Deposits,
- Commissary Information,
- Depositing Money Online,
- Mailing Inmate Money, and
- What 'property' Anoka County Workhouse inmates are allowed to have in jail and/or have dropped off to them.
Follow the instructions below on this page exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary, and in some cases medical and bail money, as soon as possible.
To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:
For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Anoka County Workhouse, check out our Inmate Bail page.
How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com
Anoka County Workhouse 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:
For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Anoka County Workhouse inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.
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 Anoka County Workhouse 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.
To mail or email an inmate in Anoka County follow these steps:
When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:
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 Anoka County Workhouse,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.
Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
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 Anoka County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Anoka County.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Anoka County Workhouse.
To receive phone calls from inmates in Anoka County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.
For all the information regarding phone calls with Anoka County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.
To visit an inmate in Anoka County follow these steps:
For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Anoka County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page.
Does the Anoka County Workhouse allow packages to be shipped to an inmate?
Yes. The Anoka County Workhouse uses an online service called Access Securepak in which friends and family members can order everything from snacks, candy and hot food to clothes, stationary and electronics, and have them shipped directly to any inmate. The prices are reasonable and ordering is easy. Learn more about ordering Access Securepak packages online for an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse. If you want to order by phone call 800-546-6283.
What kind of things can an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse buy in commissary?
The Anoka County Workhouse allows a wide variety of food, snack foods, candy, clothing, electronics and other items to be purchased by inmates either through their commissary or by friends and family members sending in care packages from a third-party vendor called Access Securepak. All of the snacks and candy are brand name items that they are used to purchasing on the outside. Learn more about ordering Access Securepak packages online for an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse. If you want to order by phone call 800-546-6283.
Why do inmates in the Anoka County Workhouse need commissary?
Inmates in the Anoka County Workhouse do not necessarily need commissary, as the jail provides the with the minimum food and hygiene products they need to subsist. But jail is a very stressful place, and by having a daily snack, or using a soap, shampoo or toothpaste that are used to using on the outside can bring a certain amount of normalcy and comfort to their life inside. Learn more about ordering Access Securepak packages online for an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse. If you want to order by phone call 800-546-6283.
Are commissary items used for gambling in the Anoka County Workhouse?
Yes. Because inmates do not have access to actual cash money in the Anoka County Workhouse, snacks, candy, brand name hygiene products and other sundries inmates can get from commissary and care packages you ship to them are used as currency, thus for gambling. In addition to gambling, commissary items can be used to purchase services such as haircuts, tattoos and cell cleaning. Unfortunately, in many cases, commissary items are also used to purchase protection from other inmates who wish them harm. If your inmate is needing more than $10 a day for commissary, they are getting pretty fat or are using the items they purchase for gambling purposes or personal protection. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Anoka County Workhouse.
How much money should you send an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse for commissary?
A reasonable amount of commissary money you should send your inmate is whatever your budget allows. While jail is stressful for an inmate, it is just as stressful for their family members or loved ones on the outside. You are the one that still has bills to pay; rent, utilities, food, phone, children's needs, gas, car payments and all the other stresses of life. As hard as the pressure you are getting to send money, your needs and the children's come first. Anoka County Workhouse limits the inmates to receiving no more than $300-400 per month in commissary money and/or care packages, not including phone expenses, but realistically an inmate can get by on less than $100 per month of products and be comfortable. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Anoka County Workhouse.
I didn't get the items from Access Securepak that I ordered. Can I get a refund?
Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Anoka County Workhouse staff. They will not take your word for missing or broken items. You must get the jail staff to report it if you want a refund. Learn more about refunds from Access Securepak in the Anoka County Workhouse. Call the jail at 763-712-2200 or if you want to discuss a problem call 800-546-6283.