Zavala County Jail Sending Money

Zavala County Jail

Address:
200 East Uvalde St
Crystal City, TX 78839

Phone:

830-374-3615

JailATM – Deposit Money Online or Order Commissary Gift Packs to Zavala County Jail

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Zavala County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Zavala County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Zavala County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Zavala County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Zavala County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Zavala County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

Sending Money for Commissary to an Inmate in Zavala County Jail using Prodigy / Jail ATM

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Zavala County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Zavala County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Zavala County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Zavala County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Zavala County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Zavala County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Zavala County Jail

There are usually four options for putting money on an inmate's books:
Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.
Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Zavala County 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.
Option 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 Zavala County Jail at 830-374-3615 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 830-374-3615 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.
Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone
Most of the online companies that provide deposit services will accept deposits over the phone with a debit or credit card.
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

Sending Commissary Care Packs to an inmate in Zavala County Jail

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Zavala County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Zavala County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Zavala County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Zavala County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Money

Zavala County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Send Gift Packs

Zavala County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

What can you purchase for your inmate at Zavala County Jail

These are just a few of the Gift Packs available for you to purchase online at Prodigy / Jail ATM and have delivered to your inmate at Zavala County Jail.



COFFEE BREAK
This Pack Contains: 2 Colombian Coffee, Capaccino Vanilla 3 PK Sweetener, Creamer Packs, Hot Chocolate 2 PK, Dunkin Sticks Box Toaster Pastry Box, Nutrigrain Bar.

FIERY HOT
This Pack Contains: Hot Fries, JP Cheetos, Flaming Peanuts, JP Pretzel Pieces, Hot Pork Skins, Spicy Salsa Rounds, JP Cheddar Crackers, 3 JP Cheese Squeezers, Hot & Spicy Sausage, Pepper Jack Cheese, Snack Crackers, Fireballs, Ranch Dressing.

NOODLE PACK
This pack contains: 4 Chili Ramen, 4 Cajun Chicken Ramen, 4 Picante Beef Ramen, 4 Chicken Ramen, 4 Beef Ramen, 4 Shrimp Ramen, Snack Crackers, Beef and Cheese Sticks 2PK, Gold n Chees 3PK.

SIMPLY BASICS
This Pack Contains: 4 oz Shampoo, 4 oz Conditioner, Dial Soap, Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz Body Lotion, Deodorant Stick, 4 Stamped Postcards.

SWEET AND SALTY
This Pack Contains: Sweet & Salty Trail Mix, Popcorn, Pretzels, Sunflower Kernels, Lays Chips, Gold n Chee Honey Roasted Peanuts, Crunch Munch, Honeybun, Blueberry Blaster, Peppermint, Jolly Rancher, Snickers, Three Musketeers.

SWEET TOOTH
This Pack Contains: Kit Kat, M&M Plain, Snickers, Three Musketeers, Butterfinger, Peanut Butter Cups, Iced Honeybun, Caco Choc Cookies, Nutty Bar, Box Peppermints, Butterscotch, Chic O Stix.

THE MONSTER
This Pack Contains: 3 Postcards, Writing Pad, Crossword Puzzle, Cinnamon Roll, Iced Honey Bun, Swiss Roll, Box Butterfinger, Cookies, Sour Cream and Cheddar Chips, Doritos, Honey Mustard Pretzels, M&M, Peanut Butter Cups, Sour Fruit Balls, Trail Mix, Snack Cracker Box, Cheese Squeezer, P'nut Butter Squeezer, Jelly Squeezer, Beef Sticks, Orange Drink Mix 6pk.

Who Can Put Money in an Inmate's Account?

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, jail inmates can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.

WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Zavala County Jail?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Zavala County Jail, 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 Zavala County Jail at 830-374-3615 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 Zavala County Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 830-374-3615.

Important Tips

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 Zavala County Jail 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 view the jail website for additional information.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Zavala County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Zavala 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 Zavala 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.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Zavala County

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Texas, then choose Zavala County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Zavala County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Zavala County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

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


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Zavala County Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Zavala County follow these instructions:

Zavala County Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Texas.
  • Choose Zavala County Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Zavala County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Texas to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Texas to Texas) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

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


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Zavala County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Zavala County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Zavala County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Texas, then choose Zavala County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Zavala County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Zavala County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Zavala County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Zavala County.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Zavala County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Zavala County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

Zavala County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Zavala County Jail lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

  • Register by creating an account here.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select Texas
  • Select Zavala County Jail
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Zavala County Jail, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email or Text Message to an Inmate in Zavala County

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Zavala County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Texas, then select Zavala County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court... So be careful what you write.
  • Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
    Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
    Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Zavala County Jail and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Zavala County. 
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364