114 West Jackson Blvd.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
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.
Whatever cash the inmate has on their person when booked into the facility will automatically deposited and credited to their account. When released any money left in the account will be returned to them in the form of a check from the Sheriff's Department or the Washington County Detention Center Trust Account. There may be circumstances where the inmate can give permission to have his money released to a family member or friend.
Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Option 2 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Inmate's Name and ID#
TBE 557 Commissary
P.O. Box 220
Chuckey, TN 37641
Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 423-753-1701 to ask any questions about this.
Washington County Detention Center Inmate Deposit Instructions
You can deposit money four different ways:
Commissary Packages at Washington County Detention Center
Commissary Package (pre-made Care Packs) companies work with correctpay.com to deliver items directly to the inmate, but not all facilities jails take part in it.
You can either check to see if Washington County Detention Center takes part in this by checking here, or by calling their 24/7 Customer Service at 855-836-3364.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?
Washington County Detention Center uses an outside vendor called correctpay.com (aka JailFunds & VendEngine) to deposit money to your inmate's account.
Deposits of up to $300.00 are allowed by jailfunds.com, although Washington County Detention Center may at times limit the maximum deposit to as low as $200.00.
What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?
People who have never been to jail would be surprised by the large amount of candy, snacks, art supplies, playing cards, hygiene products and clothing that can be purchased through this jail's commissary.
The Washington County Detention Center Commissary Instructions and Information can be found on this page. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 423-753-1701.
Who can Purchase Commissary for Washington County Detention Center 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 correctpay.com, inmates at Washington County Detention Center can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.
Why Do Inmates in Washington County Detention Center need Commissary?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Washington County Detention Center, 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
Washington County Detention Center 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 Washington County Detention Center 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.
Because Washington County and Tennessee can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Washington County Detention Center at 423-753-1701, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked.
Ask the staff at the Washington County Detention Center or the Washington County Court Clerk these specific questions:
If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released.
This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.
Inmate Sales also handles inmate phone systems, video visitations, email and texting (they call it chirping) and digital letters.
The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis (or are given to the inmate use for a limited time) and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:
Here's how it works:
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Washington County Detention Center follow these steps:
- Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.
- This product allows Washington County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
- Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
- Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.
Inmate Sales Apps
Google Play app
To receive phone calls from inmates in Washington County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Washington County Detention Center, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Washington County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:
In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Washington County, these are the steps to follow:
* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Washington County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.
Washington County Detention Center Phone: 423-753-1701
To send commissary money to an inmate in Washington County Detention Center follow these steps:
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Washington County Detention Center.