Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the North Broward County Bureau in Florida
Sending mail and communicating on the phone is a great way for inmates to stay connected with friends and family. If you're interested in getting in contact with an inmate at North Broward Jail, the following information with assist you through the process.
The jail receives all incoming mail every Monday through Friday. Before an inmate can receive it, however, the staff is required to thoroughly inspect it for contraband and any other suspicious or prohibited materials. In order to avoid issues with your mail, please avoid sending the following items.
- Explicit or inappropriate photographic materials
- Chewing gum, candy or any other food
- Money and checks
Even though friends and family are prohibited from mailing money to an inmate, they are allowed to deposit money into the inmate's personal account at the jail. Before wiring money, please make sure that the inmate receiving funds has been assigned a "permanent" housing assignment.
There are a few simple ways to ensure an inmate has received money. First, you may use the jail's online deposit system by visiting the following link, EZ Load. Funds may also be transferred using Western Union's Quick Collect Service. To get started, visit www.westernunion.com and click on the "Bill Pay" page and locate the convenient "correctional facility" option. After which, you must select the option, BROWARD SHERIFF CASH BONDS OR BROWARD SHERIFF INMATE BANK.
If you would prefer to not transfer money online, you may also pay in cash at your local western union location or pay via phone with your credit or debit card; simply call 1-800-634-3422, press #2 and stay on the line for further instruction.
When using a Western Union Quick Collection service, you must have the following information on hand to complete your money deposit.
- Pay to: Sheriff at Broward County
- The Code city and State: Canteen, FL
- The Inmate's full Name Plus their Arrest Number
- The Inmate's Date of Birth
- And you must state the Purpose, which is "commissary"
Cash Deposits that aren't handled through Western Union can only be dropped off in-person at the Jail's available Kiosks. After 30 minutes of depositing cash, it will be available in the inmate's personal account. When dropping off cash, you must have the full name and arrest number of an inmate. If you're unsure of an inmate's arrest number, you may use the jail's online search to find available public information for an inmate. While at the Jail's kiosks, you have the opportunity to buy at least one care package for an inmate per week.
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