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Montgomery County Jail Inmate Commissary


250 S. McDonough Street
Montgomery,
Alabama
36103
Montgomery County
Main Phone: (334) 832-4980
Beds: 550
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Montgomery County Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Montgomery, Alabama.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary, and in some cases medical and bail money, as soon as possible.

What is the Purpose of an Inmate Account?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Montgomery 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.



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.



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

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

Choice 1
Dropping Money at the Jail

You can bring a money order or cash to the jail Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to deposit to your inmate’s account. Make the money order out to MCITF.

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

This jail does not contract with a third party vendor to process online deposits to inmate accounts. The Deposits must be mailed or brought to the jail.

Choice 3
Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail

You can mail a money order to the inmate by making the money order out to MCITF. Put the inmate’s first and last name on the money order and mail to:

Inmate's Name and Booking Number (Click here to locate inmate booking #)

Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility  

P.O. Box 4599

Montgomery, Alabama  36103-4599

You must put a return address on the envelope.

Choice 4
Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone

You cannot deposit money to an inmate’s account by phone at this facility.



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 a jail's commissary. Some jails have several hundred different items.

There are also clothing items and limited electronics offered at this jail through the commissary list.



Inmate Care Packages

Some jails have contract agreements with third party Commissary companies that ship predetermined Care Packages of candy and snacks.

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

When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.

This jail does not have a care package program, however, this can change in the future.



What is the Maximum Amount I can Deposit in an Inmate's Account?

This jail does not place a limit on how much commissary money an inmate can have on the books.



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.

Inmates at this facility are not charged for processing or medical fees, but the policy can change in the future.

Online you can find the medical fee information by going here, Other Montgomery County Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling (334) 832-4980.



Important Tips

Call the Montgomery County Jail at (334) 832-4980 and ask how you can view a commissary list. This gives you an idea of what things cost the inmate and you can make an informed decision regarding how much to deposit.

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.

If you attempt to send cash to the inmate, the cash will be sent back to you as it is considered contraband.

This jail also accepts cashier’s checks drawn from a bank for deposit to the inmate’s account.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information.