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Louisville Metro Jail Inmate Commissary


400 South 6th Street
Louisville,
Kentucky
40202
Jefferson County
Main Phone: jail: 502-574-8477
Beds: 1914
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Louisville Metro Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Louisville, Kentucky.

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 Louisville Metro 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.



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.

Money orders for in person and mailed deposits

 Cash money: Exit Lobby kiosk ONLY

Visa/MasterCard Debit/Credit: ALL Kiosk locations

Green Dot Money Pak® : ALL Kiosk locations



How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Louisville Metro Jail

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

Choice 1
Dropping Money at the Jail

Bring the deposit to the jail and deposit in the kiosk 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following locations.

Louisville Metro Dept. of Corrections - Liberty Street side at 400 South 6th Street, Louisville, KY  40202.

Hall of Justice 600 W. Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202. (1st Fl lobby and Basement lobby.)* (No Money orders or checks are accepted by the Kiosk)

You can also deposit cash or money orders at the Liberty Street exit lobby of the main jail Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Closed Weekends and Metro Holidays.
Money orders must be filled out as follows:

MCIF (Metro Corrections Inmate Fund) and must have the inmate’s name and CIN # in the memo section.

Call 1-800-511-1670 or click here to find out the inmate’s CIN #.

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

Louisville Metro Jail contracts with EZMoney to process online deposits to inmate accounts.

 EZ Card and Kiosk Company

EZ Card and Kiosk Company allows friends and family members to deposit money on an inmate’s books in select facilities across the country.  The first step in depositing funds to an inmate’s account through EZ Card and Kiosk Company is to determine whether that facility is serviced by this company.

Step 1: Click here to go to the site.

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.  Choosing that facility will pull up the services that jail allows EZ Card and Kiosk Company to process for it. (Bail, inmate deposits, etc).

BAIL

Once you know the facility is serviced by this company, proceed to steps for bail payment.

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 BAIL. By selecting the facility, it will automatically show you on this screen which services are offered for that facility.

Call the jail to verify the inmate’s correct name used during booking, the bail amount and the inmate booking number.

Read and agree to terms of service that state: “ Refunds/Exonerations of payments are made to the payer in accordance with specific court policies. Checks will be distributed to the payer of record as entered during this transaction. Proper identification will be required. By clicking I Agree, you are indicating that you understand and agree to the distribution of these funds as it applies to (Name of facility). If you have questions, please call (jail number) before completing your transaction.”

Click on inmate name or inmate booking number to locate your inmate in the system.  Input the information and click next.

Some facilities do not allow online bail payments. The site will direct you to go to the jail lobby and use the EZ Card and Kiosk Company cash kiosk to complete the transaction.

If online payments are permitted, when you click on the inmate’s name and booking number the next page will ask your name and the amount you are paying.

Fee Schedule:  

$0.00 - $2000.99 = $10.00 plus 8% of Bail

$2001.00+ = 8% of Bail

You will be taken to a page to input your credit/debit card information, view the total due and hit submit if you wish to make the payment.

NOTE: Once the money is submitted either online or at a kiosk, it is non-refundable, even if you apply it to the wrong inmate, so double check all information before submitting payment.

INMATE DEPOSIT

Step 1: Click here to go to the site.

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.

This jail only accepts US Postal Money Orders. All others will be rejected. Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate CIN ID# in memo section of the Money Order.

Mail to:

USPS Money orders may also be mailed to:

Louisville Metro Department of Corrections
Attention: Property
400 S. 6th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Call Louisville Metro Jail at jail: 502-574-8477 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

This jail does not accept inmate deposits by phone.



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 Louisville Metro Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here or here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling jail: 502-574-8477.



Inmate Care Packages

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.

Click here to see if the jail currently offers Care Packages.



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

There is not a limit to how much you can deposit on an inmate’s account.
Call Louisville Metro Jail at jail: 502-574-8477 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

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 Louisville Metro Jail at jail: 502-574-8477 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 Louisville Metro Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling jail: 502-574-8477.



Important Tips

Call the Louisville Metro Jail at jail: 502-574-8477 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.