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Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility Inmate Commissary

2421 NW 16 Street
Pompano Beach,
Broward County
Visitation Phone: 954-831-5900
Main Phone: 954-831-5900
Beds: 1020
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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 Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention 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 Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility

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

Choice 1
Dropping Money at the Jail

You can make cash deposits through a kiosk located in the lobby of the jail.

Bring the exact amount you wish to deposit, as the kiosk will not provide change.

The money will be available to the inmate approximately 30 minutes after you make the deposit.

Cash deposits can be made seven days a week, 24-hours-per day.

To make a cash deposit you must know the inmate’s full name used in the arrest and the inmate’s arrest number. Click here to obtain that information.

If you can't get your questions answered online call the Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility at 954-831-5900.

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

This jail contacts with EZ Money to process online deposits made to inmate accounts.

Step 1: Click here  and choose Broward County on the right side of the page.

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

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 full arrest name and arrest number (Click here to obtain that information)

Mail to:

Inmate’s full arrest name and arrest number (Click here to obtain that information)

PO Box 9356

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310

Call Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility at 954-831-5900 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.

Click here or here to view online how to make the money order out and where to send it.

Choice 4
Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone

Western Union Quick Collect will accept deposits for inmate accounts at this facility.

Click here to get started.  

Click on Bill Pay and choose Correctional Facility Options


The following information must be used in making the deposit.

Pay to: Sheriff of Broward County

Code city & state: CANTEEN, FL

Account number: Inmate's name and arrest number (Click here to obtain that information)

Attention: Inmate's name, date of birth and purpose: commissary

Deposits can be made by phone by calling: 1-800-634-3422

If making a deposit online or by phone, you must use a debit/credit card.

You can also make a deposit in person using debit/credit card or cash at any Western Union location.

You must have the inmate’s full arrest name and arrest number to make phone or in-person deposits.

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 Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here or here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 954-831-5900.

Inmate Care Packages

This facility does offer Care Packages for purchase.

You can view the care packs and make your purchase by visiting the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Each inmate is allowed to receive one care pack per week. The week begins the day the inmate receives the care pack, not the day you purchase it.

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

You may deposit up to $300 for each inmate.

Call Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility at 954-831-5900 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

This jail deducts various fees from inmate accounts. If there is no money in the account, the inmate still receives the service and then deducts the amount as soon as a deposit is made to the inmate account.

A quick call to the Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility at 954-831-5900 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.

Important Tips

Call the Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility at 954-831-5900 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.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information.