Dakota County Jail Inmate Tablet Rental

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Dakota County Jail

Address:
Law Enforcement Center
701 W. 29th Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776

Phone:

402- 494-7555

Does Dakota County Jail have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Dakota County Jail’s tablet program at the top of this page. If there is no information about it, it is because they either have recently changed companies or are not yet providing this service for inmates. Call 402- 494-7555 to confirm.

What can the inmates use the tablets for?

Inmates in jails and prisons are using tablets for all the communication services available such as video visitation, video phone calls, regular phone calls, and electronic messaging – which is like texting and email.

Tablets are also used for entertainment, such as watching movies, television shows, listening to music and reading e-books. It is also used for education, self-help information, and legal research.

Are the jail’s tablets connected to the internet?

No, they are not connected to the internet. All the messages, visits and programming goes through a system controlled by the company that provides the tablets, and through the jail. They control what each inmate sees. All messages are carefully screened and not delivered if the sender or the inmate violates jail policy.

How much do the tablets cost to use?

For accessing visits and messages, the tablets are free to us. Each unit has many of them, all provided by the company that has contracted with the jail. Of course, the video visits and messages have a fee and those are paid for by the inmate’s family and friends who use the service.

If inmates are supposedly being punished, why do they get access to tablets?

That’s the question a lot of people ask and don’t fully understand.

The way the jail staff looks at it, is that if they can keep the inmates busy and distracted, it makes it safer for them. 

Tablets also give them a certain power over controller an inmate’s behavior. For example, if an inmate knows that they will lose the privilege of having access to a tablet if they get into a fight or violate another rule or policy, they will be better behaved. 

Tablets are one of the few things that make an inmate feel as though they are free, and they don’t want to lose the privilege of having access to one.

What companies have tablets for jail and inmate use?

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Sales
JailATM
J Pay
NCIC
Oasis
Paytel
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications

What if an inmate breaks a tablet, do they have to pay for it?

Yes, if an inmate breaks a tablet, then they are responsible for paying for it. The money will come out of their commissary funds, so not only do they lose access to having a tablet as punishment, but they also won’t be able to purchase snacks on commissary.
 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Dakota County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Dakota County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Dakota County.
  • Schedule your visit.

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.


 

How Do Inmates in Dakota County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Dakota County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Dakota County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

For all the information regarding phone calls with Dakota County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Nebraska, then choose Dakota County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Dakota County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Dakota County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Dakota County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Dakota County.


 

How Do Inmates in Dakota County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Dakota County Jail are provided by Prodigy Solutions.

Send an Inmate a Deposit Online for them to purchase phone cards, or add money to their account so they can call whoever they want, or be able to call only you.

  • Funds may be added in person directly at the Dakota County jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Persons adding funds to an inmate’s account may use cash or credit cards using the kiosk in the office lobby, or by bringing a money order made out to the inmate’s name.
  • For more information, you can call the Dakota County Jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or call Prodigy Directly at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Dakota County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Dakota County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Dakota County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Dakota County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Nebraska, then choose Dakota County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Dakota County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Dakota County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Dakota County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Dakota County.


 

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