Anoka County Workhouse Sending Money

Anoka County Workhouse

Address:
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303

Phone:

763-712-2200

Inmate Money Deposit & Commissary Instructions for Anoka County Workhouse

Anoka County Workhouse uses Access Corrections Secure Deposits (also known as 'Smart Deposit') for depositing money into an inmate's account. 

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.

Anoka County Workhouse Inmate Money Deposits Announcement - January 4, 2023

Anoka County Workhouse 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:
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303

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 763-712-2200 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.

How to put money on an inmate's books for Inmate Communications at Anoka County Workhouse

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

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:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Anoka County Workhouse using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Anoka County Workhouse 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.

Inmate Money Deposit Instructions for Anoka County Workhouse

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Anoka County Workhouse, using Access Corrections Secure Deposits

1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.
2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.
3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.

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10880 Lin Page Place
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5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.

Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions
Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works
Secure Deposits - Help Pages

Customer Service Contacts:
Phone: 866-345-1884
Email[email protected]
Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.

Anoka County Workhouse Commissary Instructions

Anoka County Workhouse contracts with Access Securepak, also known as ‘My Care Pack’, for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
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.
Contact Information:
* 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:
    My Care Pack
    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.

What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?

All Jails have limits on how much money an inmate can have on the books at any one time.
They also have limits on how much you can deposit for an inmate at a time.
The standard monthly limit an inmate can spend is between $300 and $400. After signing up for Access Corrections Secure Deposits, and choosing your inmate, you will be instructed on what the maximum deposit and frequency is for your inmate and Anoka County Workhouse.

What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at Anoka County Workhouse

Anoka County Workhouse contracts with Access Securepak, also known as ‘My Care Pack’, for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
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.
Contact Information:
* 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:
    My Care Pack
    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.

Here is a sample of what you can purchase for your inmate:
Food

Hygiene

Apparel

Electronics

*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.

Who can Add Money to 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 at Access Corrections Secure Deposits, jail inmates at Anoka County Workhouse can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.

Why Do Inmates in Anoka County Workhouse need Commissary?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody, the Anoka County Workhouse allows the inmate's family and/or friends to purchase products online from Access Secure Pak.

This allows them to obtain items such as personal hygiene products, snacks, apparel, electronics and stationery supplies. Otherwise they go without, and you don't want them to be obligated to others for their basic needs.

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 Anoka County Workhouse at 763-712-2200 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.

Important Tips and Information About Your Inmate's Commissary

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 Anoka County Workhouse and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, they 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 purchase commissary online for your inmate at Anoka County Workhouse.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Anoka County

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.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

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:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Anoka County Workhouse using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Anoka County Workhouse 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 Anoka County Workhouse inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Anoka County Workhouse

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.


 

How to Communicate with an Anoka County Workhouse Inmate by Mail and by Email

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:

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Anoka County Workhouse must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Anoka County Workhouse 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

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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.

  • 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 Anoka 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 Anoka County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

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

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

  • Select Minnesota, then select Anoka County Workhouse, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Anoka County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Anoka County at any one time.

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.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Anoka County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Minnesota, then select Anoka County Workhouse, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

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.


 

How Do Inmates in Anoka County Workhouse Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Anoka County Workhouse uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Anoka County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Anoka County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

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.


 

How to visit an inmate in Anoka County Minnesota using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Anoka County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Anoka County Workhouse uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Anoka County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with IC Solutions.
  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter Anoka County Workhouse.
  • Then select your Anoka County Inmate.
  • Then fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Lastly, schedule a visit.
  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

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. 


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you deposit money in the Commissary Account of a Anoka County Workhouse inmate online?
For online deposits Anoka County Workhouse uses a third-party service called Access Corrections. You must first register with them. A link to them can be find on the page above. After registering, you can choose this facility, Anoka County Workhouse, then select the inmate you want to send money to, choose how much you want to send, then input a credit or debit card for payment. Your inmate will receive the money in his or her account immediately. Note that there is small fee for using this service. If you have any questions or you want to make a deposit over the phone, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse.

Can you deposit money to an inmate directly at Anoka County Workhouse?
Yes, you can deposit money directly at Anoka County Workhouse either one of two ways: 1. There will be kiosk in the jail lobby which accepts cash, credit and debit cards. 2. You can mail a money order, made out to the inmate with his Inmate ID# number on it also, to the jail at: 3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303. If you have any questions, call the jail at 763-712-2200. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse.

Does the inmate have to be a member of my family in order to send money to them?
No. Anyone, as long as there is NOT a court-ordered 'no contact order' in place, can send money to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse.

What is the maximum amount of money I can send to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse?
The maximum deposit you can send an inmate at any one time is usually $300-400. This amount is subject to change however, so be sure to check with the Anoka County Workhouse by calling 763-712-2200 before sending a money order to them. If you are depositing money online using Access Corrections, or using the kiosk at the jail, you will be told the monetary limits by the system at the time of the deposit. In addition, Anoka County Workhouse will have a limit on how much the inmate can spend on commissary products in any given week. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse.

How much can an inmate spend on commissary products each week?
Anoka County Workhouse updates the amount of money an inmate can spend on commissary each week from time to time, but generally the maximum amount they can spend will never exceed $125.00 per week. The kiosk you use at the jail to deposit money, or the website of Access Corrections, will always post the maximum amount an inmate can spend each week on commissary, but for confirmation you call call the jail directly at 763-712-2200. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse.

What can an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse spend his money on?
Inmates in Anoka County Workhouse can use the commissary money that you deposit into their accounts to purchase phone cards, stamps, stationary supplies, snacks, candy, hygiene products and certain types of clothing allowed by the jail. If the facility has extra fees for medical visits or medication, it may also be used for that. Lastly, if the inmate's judge allows 'self-bail' and the inmate has the funds, he or she can use their funds to bond themselves out of custody. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse or call the facility at 763-712-2200.

Can I make a deposit into a Anoka County Workhouse inmate's account anywhere else besides online or using the kiosk at the jail?
Yes. You can also make a deposit to an inmate's account who is incarcerated in the Anoka County Workhouse at the following walk-in cash payment companies: Cash Pay Today, Ace Cash Express and Western Union. In addition you can make a deposit using a credit or debit card over the phone by calling Access Corrections at 866-345-1884. Learn more about how and where to send money to an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse.