How to put money on an inmate's books at Monroe County Jail & Sheriff
Monroe County Jail & Sheriff uses the services of jailfunds.com (VendEngine) for you to deposit money into an inmate’s account.
Cost to Send Money
To deposit between $1.00 and $300.00 the fee ranges from $1.50-$2.95, plus an additional 5%. *Rates are subject to change.
Monroe County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Deposit Instructions
You can deposit money four different ways:
Commissary Packages at Monroe County Jail & Sheriff
Commissary Package (pre-made Care Packs) companies work with jailfunds.com to deliver items directly to the inmate, but not all facilities jails take part in it.
You can either check to see if Monroe County Jail & Sheriff takes part in this by checking here, or by calling their 24/7 Customer Service at 855-836-3364.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?
Monroe County Jail & Sheriff uses an outside vendor called jailfunds.com (VendEngine) to deposit money to your inmate's account.
Deposits of up to $300.00 are allowed by jailfunds.com, although Monroe County Jail & Sheriff may at times limit the maximum deposit to as low as $200.00.
What Can An Inmate purchase in Commissary at Monroe County Jail & Sheriff
JailFunds.com (VendEngine) is the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff's outside vendor for depositing money for your inmate's Commissary Items.
Here is a sample of what your inmate can purchase:
*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered with jailfunds.com, and have selected the inmate you wish to send money to, you will receive instuctions on how much you can deposit, and how often you can send commissary money.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Monroe County Jail & Sheriff Inmates?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's 'books' or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to deposit money online using a credit or debit card at jailfunds.com, inmates at Monroe County Jail & Sheriff can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.
Why Do Inmates in Monroe County Jail & Sheriff need Commissary?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Monroe 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.
Medical Co-Pays and other Inmate Needs for Money
Monroe County Jail & Sheriff may on occasion 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 these things are deducted.
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 Monroe 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.