Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates 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:
113 Blede Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512
113 Blede Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512
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 419-428-3800 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 Account in the Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates
There are two options for putting money on an inmate's books for commissary money:
Option 1 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Option 2 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone by calling 888-988-4768.
Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates Commissary Instructions
The service they use is called icaregifts.
1. Register here.
2. Click the "Find an Inmate" button and enter your loved one’s first name, last name, or inmate number. When the information is entered correctly, click the “Search” button to confirm they are in the system.
3. Select the icare gift you want to send them.
4. Confirm the order in your confirmation email.
5. Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates has up to 30 days to give your icaregift pack to your inmate.
6. You will receive a confirmation email when it is delivered.
There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from.
They range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper…
… to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items…
… with many gift packs priced in between.
Frequently Asked Questions (you must have an inmate chosen in order to review these FAQs for Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates
888-439-5020 - 8AM–9PM ET, 7 days a week.
What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates
icaregifts is the Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygeine products, and Letter writing materials for sale on their website.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates Inmates?
Anybody can purchase commissary for your inmate as long as there is not a 'no-contact order' in place, as this might get them in further trouble.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to purchase commissary online from icaregifts using a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card, you and your inmate have more options.
Why Do Inmates in Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates need Commissary?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody, the Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates allows the inmate's family and/or friends to purchase products online from icaregifts.
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 Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates at 419-428-3800 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 Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates 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 Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Defiance County Sheriff's Inmates, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Defiance County.