The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Collier County Jail - Immokalee Center Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Immokalee, 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.
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Collier County Jail - Immokalee Center, 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.
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.
There are usually four choices for putting money on an inmate's books:
Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. Click here or here to see where to drop money off and whether it has to be cash or a money order.
Jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment.
Some jails have self-serve kiosks in the lobbies that accept cash, debit or credit cards.
If you can't get your questions answered online call the Collier County Jail - Immokalee Center at 239-657-2878.
Collier County Jail - Immokalee Center contracts with GovPayNow.com to process online deposits to inmate accounts. You must use location #5500. Then you will type in the first and last name of the inmate and the inmate’s booking ID# which can be located here. Accept terms, type in first and last name, click on the right inmate and scroll to bottom of page for booking number.
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.
Inmate first and last name and inmate booking ID. (Call 239-793-9529 to get the booking ID#)
3347 TAMIAMI TRAIL E
NAPLES, FL 34112.
Call 1-888-277-2535 to make a deposit to an inmate’s account by phone.
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 Collier County Jail - Immokalee Center Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here or here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 239-657-2878.
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.
There is no maximum amount you can deposit on an inmate’s account. Inmates are charged an initial booking fee as well as a daily fee for being at the jail.
This should be considered when deciding how much to deposit.
This jail charges inmates a $25 processing fee when they first arrive.
In addition, there is a small daily fee for being in the jail.
These fees are taken from their commissary account. If there is no money in the account, it is added on as a negative balance. Once there is money in commissary the fees are taken before the inmate gets the balance.
Jail staff suggests that you ask your inmate to request a balance due from the guards so you can know how much to deposit to cover the owed fees and still leave the inmate the amount you wish him or her to have on the books.
Drugs and gambling are problems in all jails. Putting too much money on an inmate’s books could ultimately feed a drug or gambling addiction.
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.