Surry County Detention Center Inmate Tablet Rental

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Surry County Detention Center

Address:
219 Snow Street
Dobson, NC 27017

Phone:

336-401-8975

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Surry County Detention Center

Renting a Tablet for Surry County Detention Center Inmates

Surry County Detention Center provides tablets for inmates to use for phone and visitation communication, as well as for sending and receiving electronic messaging.

The tablets are provided by Paytel.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Surry County Detention Center.  This allows all communication between inmates and their contacts to monitored during calls and visits, as well as delays while written communication is reviewed.

Please note that while the jail may provide the tablet for free, there will be a cost for ongoing use of it for entertainment and educational purposes.

Surry County Detention Center Inmate Tablet Rentals

Paytel Tablets can be rented by inmates housed in the Surry County Detention Center for a small monthly fee.  


Tablets can be used by inmates, for the following things:

  • Phone Calls
  • Messages (email / texts)
  • Educational applications
  • Entertainment (movies, games, television, music)
  • Surry County Detention Center information (rules, guidelines, visitation schedules, etc.)
  • Legal research
  • Medical requests
  • Programs (anger management, drug recovery, job skills, parenting, etc.)

Contact Paytel online, or call the Surry County Detention Center directly at 336-401-8975 to rent a tablet for your inmate.


If you want download the Paytel App, click the image below:

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Surry County Detention Center

Does Surry County Detention Center have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Surry County Detention Center’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 336-401-8975 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.
 

Visiting an Inmate at the Surry County Detention Center

Surry County Detention Center uses PayTel Connect for visiting an inmate with video.

It works like this:

  • To start a video visit, the inmate will need to send the initial invite for the visit.
  • Then you will receive a text to your phone notifying you of this request.
  • Then you should set up an account on the website www.paytelconnect.com.
  • The Surry County Detention Center requires you upload a copy of your ID and a selfie.

For more information, including dress codes, rules and guidelines, visiting hours and more, check out our Visitation Page.


 

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

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

  • Surry County Detention Center uses McDaniel Supply Company for their inmate commissary.
  • McDaniel Supply operates the JailPackStore website so you can order online using a credit or debit card. They will ship your order directly to your inmate at Surry County Detention Center.
  • JailPackStore has a very cumbersome website that requires you to:  1. register, 2. add a credit or debit card, and then 3. locate your inmate in Surry County before you can even see their commissary products, prices, additional fees, etc. 

NOTE: There will also be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Surry County at any one time.

For all information, tips and a list and photos of available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Surry County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Surry County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an inmate in Surry County Detention Center

Surry County Detention Center uses McDaniel Supply Company for their inmate commissary. 

McDaniel Supply operates the JailPackStore website so you can order online using a credit or debit card. They will send the money to your inmate at Surry County Detention Center.

JailPackStore has a very cumbersome website that requires you to: 

1. register,
2. add a credit or debit card, and then
3. locate your inmate, before you can even deposit funds.

Maximum Deposit -  $300

Fee to Deposit Money using a credit or debit card - 

  • $3.95 to deposit $10.00 - 25.00
  • $6.95 to deposit $25.01 - 100.00
  • $8.95 to deposit $100.01 - 200.00
  • $10.95 to deposit $200.01 to 300.00

Any money that you deposit and don't immediately send will be held as a credit on your account for future disbursement or spend.

For full instructions on how to deposit money to your inmate online, what the fees are, and how to save money doing it this way, check out our inmate money page.


 

Surry County Detention Center Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Surry County Detention Center there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Surry County Detention Center:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Surry County Detention Center
219 Snow Street
Dobson, NC 27017


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.


 

Tablets Rentals Offer Great Solutions for Inmates at the Surry County Detention Center

How can you rent a tablet for an inmate in Surry County? Read the following:


Tablets can be used by inmates, for the following things:

  • Phone Calls
  • Messages (email / texts)
  • Educational applications and Entertainment
  • Legal Research
  • and much more!

Contact Paytel online, or call the Surry County Detention Center directly at 336-401-8975 to rent a tablet for your inmate.

To find out everything you need to know about renting a tablet, what it can be used for, how much it costs, and more, check out our Tablet Page for Surry County Detention Center.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Surry County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Surry County Detention Center follow these steps:

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  • The Surry County Detention Center inmate must contact you first in order to activate messaging for your account.
  • Once an inmate has messaged you, you are then able to visit the Pay Tel website, log in, read and respond to his or her messages. 
  • When you log in and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link, you will be asked if you want to accept messages from your Surry County inmate. If you accept, you will then be able to read any inmate message that has been sent to you.

For all information on rates, and how to Text/Email an Inmate in Surry County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Surry County.


 

How Do Inmates in Surry County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

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

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


 

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