Jefferson County Downtown Jail Sending Money

Jefferson County Downtown Jail - Depositing Money for Inmates

There are three choices for putting money on an inmate's books:

Choice 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail

Bring money to the jail in person. 

Jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment.

Jefferson County Downtown Jail has a Tiger Kiosk in the Lobby that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

If you can't get your questions answered online call the Jefferson County Downtown Jail at 409-832-5966.

Choice 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online

Jefferson County Downtown Jail and others often use a private company 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.

Go to the online site for depositing funds. You will need to register an account, which is free to do and use a debit/credit card for the deposits.

Choice 3 - 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 Jefferson County Downtown Jail at 409-832-5966 to confirm the address to send the money order to and how they want it made out.

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 409-832-5966 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.

Inmate Money Deposit Instructions for Jefferson County Downtown Jail

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Jefferson County Downtown Jail, using Access Corrections Secure Deposits

1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.

2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.

3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.

4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.

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5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.

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Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions

Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works

Secure Deposits - Help Pages

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Customer Service Contacts:

Phone: 866-345-1884

Emailcustomerservice@accesscorrections.com

Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.

INMATE COMMISSARY PACKAGES

The Jefferson County Downtown Jail contracts with Tiger Commissary. 

If you want to purchase Commissary for your inmate online click on the image below and follow the instructions.

Tiger Commissary Frequently Asked Questions.

Tiger Commissary Online Support.

What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?

All Jails have limits on how much money an inmate can have on the books at any one time.

They also have limits on how much you can deposit for an inmate at a time.

The standard monthly limit an inmate can spend is between $300 and $400. After signing up for Access Corrections Secure Deposits, and choosing your inmate, you will be instructed on what the maximum deposit and frequency is for your inmate and Jefferson County Downtown Jail.

What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at Jefferson County Downtown Jail

Access Securepak is the Jefferson County Downtown Jail's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygeine products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.

Here is a sample of what you can purchase for your inmate:

Food

Hygiene

Apparel

Electronics

*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instuctions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

Who can Purchase Commissary for Jefferson County Downtown Jail Inmates?

Anybody can purchase commissary for your inmate as long as there isn't 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 Access Secure Pak using a credit or debit card, you and your inmate have more options.

Why Do Inmates in Jefferson County Downtown Jail need Commissary?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody, the Jefferson County Downtown Jail allows the inmate's family and/or friends to purchase products online from Access Secure Pak.

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 Jefferson County Downtown Jail at 409-832-5966 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.

Online you can find the medical fee information by going here, Other Jefferson County Downtown Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 409-832-5966.

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 Jefferson County Downtown Jail 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 Jefferson County Downtown Jail.

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