Woods County Jail Inmate Tablet Rental

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Woods County Jail

Address:
407 Government Street
Alva, OK 73717

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Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Woods County Jail

Renting a Tablet for Woods County Jail Inmates

Woods County Jail is, or will soon be, providing tablets for inmates to use for phone and visitation communication, as well as sending and receiving electronic messaging. If you don't see this facility's tablet service company listed below, call the jail at for information.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Woods County Jail.  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.

Scroll down for a complete section outlining Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding renting tablets for Woods County Jail Inmates.

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

You can find information about the Woods 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 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 Do Inmates in Woods County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Woods 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 Woods County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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


 

How Do Inmates in Woods County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods County

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

  • Select Oklahoma, then select Woods County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Woods 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 Woods County at any one time.

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


 

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