The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Cobb County Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Marietta, Georgia.
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 Cobb County 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
Bring money to the jail in person. You can do this seven days per week, but it must be cash. You must have the inmate’s first and last name and housing and ID number. Click here to obtain that information.
Jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment.
If you can't get your questions answered online call the Cobb County Jail at 770=499-4200.
Cobb County Jail does not provide an online option for making deposits to inmate accounts. This policy can change without notice. Click here to find out if this jail currently accepts online payments and if so, how to process one.
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.
All mailed deposits must be in the form of a US postal money order. Any other type of money order, cashier’s check or check will be rejected. Cash will be rejected.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# and housing location in memo section of the Money Order. Click here to obtain the inmate’s ID and housing numbers.
Address the envelope as follows:
Cobb County Jail
Inmate First and last name –housing and ID number (Click here to obtain that information)
PO Box 100110
Marietta, GA 30061
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.
This jail does not accept phone deposits to inmate accounts. The policy can change at any time. Click here to see if the jail is currently accepting deposits to inmate accounts by phone.
Click here to find out about making a deposit over the 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 Cobb County Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 770=499-4200.
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.
This jail does not limit the amount you can deposit to an inmate’s account.
This policy can change at any time.
Call Cobb County Jail at 770=499-4200 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 Cobb County Jail at 770=499-4200 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 Cobb County Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 770=499-4200.
Call the Cobb County Jail at 770=499-4200 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.