They are the same company that facilitate Secure Deposits and Securepaks, so if you are already registered with them, then you are already approved to send Secure Messages to your inmate.
After Registering/Logging In:
1. You choose Yalobusha County Jail.
2. You Search for your inmate by typing in his last name. You can further narrow your search by adding his first name and/or Inmate ID.
3. You add a credit or debit card.
4. You buy a message plan (plans and prices vary), or buy credits. One credit costs $0.01.
5. You select the option for your inmate to be able use the credits which you purchase, to message back to you... Or not.
6. Yalobusha County Jail charges a fee for each message sent or received.
Important Things to Know
- Access Corrections has an iphone app and an android app for using their services.
- ALL of your correspondence will be monitored by the jail.
- Do NOT write anything you wouldn’t want repeated in court.
- Rates vary and are always subject to change.
- Inmates can write you back ONLY if you select that option.
- You CAN send photos up to 32MB in file size. Subject to change.
- You CAN have unlimited credits on your account but are limited in the amount of each credit purchase.
- You may NOT type or send emoticons.
- You may NOT copy and paste text. Type directly.
- You may NOT type profanities, violence or characters not approved.
- Due to messages having to be reviewed first, allow up to five days for a message to be delivered.
- You may NOT transfer credits to another email.
Almost all jails and prisons have adopted a messaging system which allows inmates to communicate with their friends and family using an electronic messaging system. It’s neither email nor text, it’s something in between.
The inmate and their contacts do not use their regular email accounts or phone numbers, but account numbers that are set up with the company providing the service.
All communication goes through them. Think of them as a middleman.
Once a contact of the inmate is approved, like the approval process a visitor goes through, an account is set up, using a credit or debit card to fund the account.
To start, the inmate’s contact can send a message that has a limit of so many characters, usually about one page of text.
The message is then reviewed by a computer that scans the message for certain keywords or phrases that are not allowed, almost like a censoring service. If the machine scanner finds problems with the message it sends the message to the Yalobusha County Jail staff to review, and if they find no issues, will then forward it to the inmate’s account so that they can read it.
If there are problems with the message, it is possible the message will not be sent. The sender will be notified of the decision and will not get a refund.
Once the inmate receives the message, should the account holder have funded the account allowing replies, the inmate can respond with a similar length message.
The cost to use the electronic messaging service, which is like texting or emailing, costs between $0.50 and $1.00 per page; a page being about 500 characters.
Photos can be sent by the inmate’s contact that is not incarcerated, but not by the inmate due to security concerns. There is an extra cost, usually about $0.50 for each photo attached.
The photos must go through a security screening where nudity, violence and other things are checked before the photo can be delivered. If the photo is rejected, the sender will be notified, but no refund will be given.
The inmate does not have the ability to print out the photos that make it past the screening, but the photos will stay in their account so that they can view them at their leisure.
No. Because this is a closed system, the inmate has no access to the internet, thus the inmate will have no access to any links that you send them.
Yes, just as you can send text and photos, you can send a video message, or if not a message, then a video of your children or yourself. Every company has a limit on the length of the video, usually no more than one minute, and at a cost of approximately $2.00 to $3.00 per video.
The video will first be screened for any nudity, excessive vulgarity, violence, etc. If it is rejected on any of the grounds the sender will not be given a refund.
As with the policy of photos, the inmate cannot reciprocate. They cannot send videos of themselves or anything in jail.
The jails that contract with the electronic messaging service is given a certain number of kiosks within each unit for inmate use. Inmates can log on as they might with a public computer terminal.
In addition to the public terminal kiosks, inmates are given (or can rent) access to individual tablets like a bulky, almost indestructible ipad. These allow an inmate to use them to access your messages, photos and videos in a more private manner.
Should the inmate damage the tablet, they will be responsible for replacing it. The money will be deducted from their commissary account.
The electronic messaging system used by Yalobusha County Jail, if there is one, can be found at the top of this page. If there is no information about the ability to text or email with an inmate, it is possible that the facility has recently changed companies or does not have this service available. Call 662-473-2722 to confirm.
This is a list of all the companies in the United States that work with jails and prisons, providing text and email messaging between inmates and their friends and families:
City Tele Coin
You fund the messaging service with credit and debit cards. All of them take Visa and MasterCard, most also take Discover, and just some take America Express.
There is no limit to the amount of texting and email that an inmate can have with their family and friends.
If an inmate has their own tablet, then they can text any time of the day or night, however if the must use the wall mounted kiosk terminal in their unit, they are limited to using it only during the hours they are allowed off their bunks; usually 7:00AM to 10:00PM, excluding meals, head counts and shift changes.
No, inmates are not allowed to communicate with each other, nor with inmates in other institutions. There is always a way to get around it, for example if one of the inmates has access to a phone with an internet connection, but this would be the only way.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail follow these steps:
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail follow these steps:
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Yalobusha County do the following:
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 Yalobusha 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.
Can you email or text an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail?
Yes, Yalobusha County Jail contracts with a third-party service called Access Corrections Secure Mail. You can exchange digital messages with an inmate for a fee. The way it works is that after registering, you purchase a certain amount of 'credits' which cost $0.01 each. You can spend those credits on words or photos. Likewise, if you allow it, your inmate can also use those credits to message you back. They cannot send photos though. Important things to know: Don't send anything violent or pornographic. Don't send anything related to a crime or his case. All your correspondence will be monitored by the jail staff. You can have unlimited credits, but are limited to how much you can purchase at one time. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 662-473-2722. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.
Can an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail email or text me?
Yes, an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail can email or text you using the jail's third-party service called Access Corrections Secure Mail. Inmates can write you back ONLY if you select that option, so make sure you check the box for allowing your inmate to be able to message you when you open your account. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 662-473-2722. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.
How do I email or text an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail?
To send an email or a text to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail, you first need to register with the third-party service they contract with, Access Corrections. You can link to it directly and get full instructions on the JailExchange website linked above. After registering, you select Yalobusha County Jail, then select your inmate, then add your payment method, and then you can write your message and/or upload the photo(s) you are choosing to send them. Access Corrections will walk you through each step. They also have apps for both iphone and Android. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 662-473-2722. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.
How long does it take for my email or text to get to to an inmate?
Access Corrections Secure messaging, the third party service used to send texts/emails to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail processes the text and/or photo to your inmate immediately. First it has to be reviewed by their filtering (censoring) system. If it passes that it gets sent to the facility so that their staff can review it, just like they review regular snail mail. The entire process can take as short as one day, but as long as five days. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 662-473-2722. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.
Can I send a photo by email or text to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail
Yes. Using a third party service the Yalobusha County Jail allows, Access Corrections Secure Mail, you can send a photo of up to 32MB in file size. While Secure messaging is not an email or texting service per se, it functions like email, except that your photos must first be reviewed and cleared by the jail before they are forwarded on to your inmate. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.
How much does it cost to send an email, text or photo to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail?
The cost to send an inmate a text, an email or a photo using Access Corrections Secure Mail is $0.01 per credit. The fee is designed this way so that they can change the definition of what a 'credit' is. This means that if the jail decides that they want to allow a credit to mean "one word', or to mean "one letter or number" they have that option. You can also choose a 'plan' with special pricing. In the long run, you will end up saving money by purchasing a 'plan'. After registering with Access Corrections, and selecting Yalobusha County Jail, then your inmate, and then preparing a message, you can review the cost to you prior to sending it. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or you can learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.
Can I send an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail emoticons in my emails or texts?
No. Access Corrections Secure Mail does NOT allow, nor recognize emoticons in your digital messages to an inmate in Yalobusha County Jail. If you use an emoticon it will be rejected and the inmate will not see it. You may only use words. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or you can learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yalobusha County Jail.