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Shreveport City Jail Inmate Commissary

755 Hope Street
Caddo Parish
Main Phone: 318-677-5254
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Shreveport City Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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 Shreveport City 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.

How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Shreveport City Jail

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

Choice 1
Dropping Money at the Jail

The commissary funds must be brought to the jail in person. The jail only accepts cash deposits and will provide you with a receipt.  There is a $100 limit for deposits. 

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

Shreveport City Jail does not have an online method for accepting inmate deposits. This policy can change in the future.

Click here to reach the online site for depositing funds. You will need to register an account, which is free to do and use a debit/credit card for the deposits. 

Choice 3
Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail

This jail does not accept mailed deposits to inmate accounts. This policy can change in the future. Click here to see if they are currently accepting deposits by mail and if so, how to do it.  

Choice 4
Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone

This jail does not accept deposits to inmate accounts 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 Shreveport City Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 318-677-5254.

Inmate Care Packages

Care packages are not available at this jail. The policy might change in the future.

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

There is a $100 limit on deposits to an inmate’s account. 

Medical Copays, Jail Fees and other Inmate Expenses

This jail does not charge a fee for inmates to have medical services.

There is also no fee for booking the inmate in.

These policies can be changed in the future. 

Important Tips

This jail only accepts cash deposits. It will not accept checks, money orders, debit or credit cards.

If your inmate is charged with a felony, he or she will not be here long. It is probably best to wait until he or she is transported to county jail and then put money on the books. Click here to view the commissary rules for the county jail.