Sending an Inmate Money using CommissaryDeposit.com is a simple process:
The fees to send money directly to your inmate are as follows:
$0.01 - $25.00 = $3.25 + 3%
$25.01 - $100 = $4.50 + 3%
$100.01 to $200 = $6.00 + 3%
$200.01 & up = $7.50 + 3%
(*NOTE: The maximum allowed deposit is $260.00)
Commissary Purchase Option
If you prefer to send commissary items to your inmate in Hardin County Jail & Sheriff instead of sending money to them, go here to order the items.
Commissary Order Fees
In addition to the items you purchase, you will pay a ‘service fee’ for each item selected.
The first item you select will cost you a fee of $2.00-3.00, and then an additional $0.35 to $0.50 for each item you select after that.
Hardin County Jail & Sheriff only allows you to purchase a maximum amount of $200.00 worth of products at a time.
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryOrder.com
Hardin County Jail & Sheriff 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:
525 Water Street
Savannah, TN 38372
525 Water Street
Savannah, TN 38372
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 731-925-3377 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's books at Hardin County Jail & Sheriff
There are two options for putting money on an inmate's books:
Choice 1 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Hardin County Jail & Sheriff uses CommissaryDeposit.com to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.
Choice 2 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
**Call 731-925-3377 first to ask Hardin County Jail & Sheriff if this option is still available.
Hardin County Jail & Sheriff Commissary Instructions
Ordering from CommissaryOrder.com is a simple process:
What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at Hardin County Jail & Sheriff
Clothing - thermals, underwear, bras, shoes.
Stationary, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, board games
Toiletries, hygiene, reading glasses, medicated creams, aspirin
Soda, energy drinks, coffee, packaged meats & fish, soups, cookies, chips, pastries.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Hardin County Jail & Sheriff Inmates?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's books or buy commissary for them as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to purchase commissary using a credit or debit card, Hardin County Jail & Sheriff inmates can now receive commissary from anyone in the world.
WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Hardin County Jail & Sheriff?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Hardin County Jail & Sheriff, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.
Commissary funds allow inmates to purchase items such as personal hygiene products, snacks and stationery supplies from the jail store.
Inmates can use money from their account to purchase phone time credits or prepaid phone cards in order to make outside phone calls to friends and family members.
Many jails also allow an inmate to bail himself out of jail if he has the funds in his account. The bail amount is typically 10-15% of the bond amount set by the court.
Inmate accounts are also used to pay the co-payment for medication and visits to the jail's medical clinic should they become ill.
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 Hardin County Jail & Sheriff at 731-925-3377 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 Hardin County Jail & Sheriff and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, most jails 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 Hardin County Jail & Sheriff.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Hardin 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 Hardin 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.
To purchase commissary online for an Hardin County Jail & Sheriff inmate, follow these instructions:
Note: You will be charged a fee to purchase commissary for your Hardin County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can spend, usually about $250.00.
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:
For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum purchases and all the information you need to know regarding purchasing commissary for your inmate in Hardin County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page for details.
To deposit money in an Hardin County Jail & Sheriff inmate's commissary account follow these instructions:
Note: You will be charged a fee to send money to your Hardin County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send.
For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate in Hardin County, go to our Send Money Page for details.
To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Hardin County Jail & Sheriff inmate, follow the instructions below:
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Hardin County, visit our full page guide.
NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.
To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Hardin County Jail & Sheriff inmate, follow the instructions below:
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Hardin County, visit our full page guide.
NOTE: All phone conversations and messages are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.