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Pima County Mission Facility Inmate Commissary


1801 S. Mission Road
Tucson,
Arizona
85713
Pima County
Main Phone: 520-547-8311
Beds: 500
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Pima County Mission Facility Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Tucson, Arizona.

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 Pima County Mission Facility, 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.



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 Pima County Mission Facility

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

Choice 1
Dropping Money at the Jail

Make the deposit in person at the jail.

The Inmate Account Window hours of operation are:

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Coins will not be accepted as a deposit.

Cash, U.S. money order or a check from a U.S. bank are the only accepted forms of deposit. It must be in the exact deposit amount. No change will be given.

You must show a valid government-issued photo ID when making a deposit.

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

This jail contracts with EZ Money to provide a method for online deposits to inmate accounts.

Step 1: Click here to go to the site.

Step 2: Choose a state from the drop down menu.  Once done, all facilities/counties from that state that are serviced by EZ Card and Kiosk Company will appear.  Choosing that facility will pull up the services that jail allows EZ Card and Kiosk Company to process for it. (Bail, inmate deposits, etc).

BAIL

Once you know the facility is serviced by this company, proceed to steps for bail payment.

Step 1: Click on the facility or county.

Step 2: Choose a language you wish to read the instructions in. (English, Espanol or Tieng Viet).

Step 3: Choose BAIL. By selecting the facility, it will automatically show you on this screen which services are offered for that facility.

Call the jail to verify the inmate’s correct name used during booking, the bail amount and the inmate booking number.

Read and agree to terms of service that state: “ Refunds/Exonerations of payments are made to the payer in accordance with specific court policies. Checks will be distributed to the payer of record as entered during this transaction. Proper identification will be required. By clicking I Agree, you are indicating that you understand and agree to the distribution of these funds as it applies to (Name of facility). If you have questions, please call (jail number) before completing your transaction.”

Click on inmate name or inmate booking number to locate your inmate in the system.  Input the information and click next.

Some facilities do not allow online bail payments. The site will direct you to go to the jail lobby and use the EZ Card and Kiosk Company cash kiosk to complete the transaction.

If online payments are permitted, when you click on the inmate’s name and booking number the next page will ask your name and the amount you are paying.

Fee Schedule:  

$0.00 - $2000.99 = $10.00 plus 8% of Bail

$2001.00+ = 8% of Bail

You will be taken to a page to input your credit/debit card information, view the total due and hit submit if you wish to make the payment.

 

NOTE: Once the money is submitted either online or at a kiosk, it is non-refundable, even if you apply it to the wrong inmate, so double check all information before submitting payment.

 

INMATE DEPOSIT

Step 1: Click here to go to the site.

Step 2: Choose a state from the drop down menu.  Once done, all facilities/counties from that state that are serviced by EZ Card and Kiosk Company will appear.

Once you know the facility allows inmate deposits through this company, proceed to depositing funds by following these steps.

Step 1: Click on the facility or county.

Step 2: Choose a language you wish to read the instructions in. (English, Espanol or Tieng Viet).

Step 3: Choose DEPOSIT. By selecting the facility, it will automatically show you on this screen which services are offered for that facility. If no DEPOSIT or INMATE DEPOSIT etc appears, then the facility does not use this company for that service.

Step 4: Call the jail or check the jail’s online inmate search feature to verify the inmate’s correct name used during booking, the bail amount and the inmate booking number.

Step 5: Input booking number

Step 6: Agree to terms and services

Step 7: Input credit card information and amount. Screen will show you what that facility’s limits are.

Step 8: View fees and total due including the fees and your desired deposit amount.

Service fees for online deposits are:

$0.00 - $19.99 = $3.99

$20.00 - $49.99 = $5.99

$50.00 - $99.99 = $7.99

$100.00 - $199.99 = $8.99

$200.00+ = 8% of Inmate Deposit

Step 9: Submit.

Choice 3
Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail

Mail a money order or a check from a U.S. bank to:

Inmate first and last name and ID # (Click here to locate the inmate’s ID #)

900 Sycamore Drive

Cincinnati OH 45202

Make the money order out to the inmate’s first and last name and ID number.

Include a return address on the upper left corner of the envelope.

Choice 4
Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone

Most of the online companies 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.

Click here to find out about making a deposit over the phone.



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.

The Pima County Mission Facility Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here or here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 520-547-8311.



Inmate Care Packages

This jail offers a care package program for friends and family to purchase and have delivered to the jail. Care packages are pre-chosen items put into one box. Items in a care package might include stationery items, personal hygiene products and snacks.

Click here to view the packages and prices.  



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

Jails typically 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.

Call Pima County Mission Facility at 520-547-8311 or click here to learn the Inmate Account deposit limits and other rules regarding depositing money on an inmate's 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.

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 Pima County Mission Facility at 520-547-8311 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 Pima County Mission Facility fees can be determined by going here or calling 520-547-8311.



Important Tips

Call the Pima County Mission Facility at 520-547-8311 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.

Not surprisingly much of an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase item's to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $3-4.00 a day on commissary items, you are paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.

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.

Any funds released from an inmate account will be in the form of a debit card or money order. Prior to releasing any funds, the inmate must submit a Money Transfer authorizing the release of funds from his/her account.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information.