The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Volusia County Branch Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Daytona 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.
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Volusia County Branch Jail, 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
You may deposit a money order for an inmate’s account into the drop box in the jail lobby. Jail staff will not accept deposits for you. Make sure you make the money order out to the inmate’s first and last name and inmate booking #. Click here to locate the booking number and to be sure you have the exact name the inmate was booked under.
Volusia County Branch Jail does not have a method for online deposits to inmate accounts. This policy can change at any time. Click here to see if the jail has begun accepting online deposits.
You can mail a money order directly to the jail to deposit to the inmate’s account.
Make sure you make the money order out to the inmate’s first and last name and inmate booking #. Click here to locate the booking number and to be sure you have the exact name the inmate was booked under.
Mail it through the U.S. Office or Fed Ex, Ups to:
Inmate’s first and last name and booking ID # (Click here to locate booking number)
Volusia County Branch Jail
1300 Red John Road
Daytona Beach, Florida 32120
Include your complete return address on the upper left corner of the envelope or the deposit will be rejected.
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 to view online how to make the money order out and where to send it.
This jail does not allow you to make deposits to an inmate’s account by phone. The policy can change at any time. Click here to see if the jail is currently accepting deposits 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 Volusia County Branch Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 386-254-1555.
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.
You may deposit as much as you wish to the inmate’s account, though too much money could cause the inmate to be tempted to gamble or buy drugs in the jail.
Call Volusia County Branch Jail at 386-254-1555 or click here to learn the Inmate Account deposit limits and other rules regarding depositing money on an inmate's books.
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 Volusia County Branch Jail at 386-254-1555 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 Volusia County Branch Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 386-254-1555.
Call the Volusia County Branch Jail at 386-254-1555 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.