The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in New Port Richley, 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 Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED, 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 the deposit to the jail.
There are kiosks located at both detention centers as well as the courthouse near the West detention center.
They accept cash, debit cards and credit cards.
Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED contracts with Jpay.com to process online deposits to inmate accounts. Click here go to the site and locate your inmate. Once you have located your inmate you can follow the prompts to register an account and begin making deposits.
This facility does not accept mailed deposits to inmate accounts.
You can make a deposit by phone. Call (800) 574-5729. Use a credit or debit card.
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 Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 800-854-2862.
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 a not a limit on the amount of money you can deposit, however, the inmates do have limits on what they can spend each week.
Inmates at this facility are charged for medical visits, emergency room visits and other services. No inmate will be denied services based on an inability to pay, however, the charges will be placed against the inmate’s commissary account.
Any time funds are deposited to the account, all applicable fees will be deducted and the inmate will receive the balance.
Online you can find the medical fee information by going here, Other Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED fees can be determined by going here or calling 800-854-2862.
Call the Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED at 800-854-2862 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.