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Orange County Correctional Facility Inmate Commissary

110 Wells Farm Road
New York
Orange County
Main Phone: 845-291-4166
Beds: 700
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Orange County Correctional Facility Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Goshen, New York.

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 Orange County Correctional Facility, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.

inmates  may use commissary funds to buy items including personal hygiene products, snacks and stationery supplies from the jail commissary store.

At some jails, inmates use money from their accounts to buy 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 Orange County Correctional Facility

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

Choice 1
Dropping Money at the Jail

You can bring the deposit to the jail at any time. Many people bring the deposit at the same time they visit the inmate to save time and gas.
You may bring cash or a money order and let the duty officer know you wish to make a deposit. Complete the account deposit slip and give it with the deposit to the officer to handle.

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

Orange County Correctional Facility does not contract with a third party contractor to process online deposits to inmate accounts.
The policy can change at any time.

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.

Make the money order out to the inmate’s first and last name.  Do not include anything else in the envelope. Mail to:

Inmate’s first and last name

110 Wells Farm Road

Goshen, NY 10924

You must include a complete return address in the upper left corner of the envelope.

Choice 4
Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone

This jail does not accept 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 Orange County Correctional Facility Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 845-291-4166.

Inmate Care Packages

Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.

When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.

This facility does not have a care package program but the policy can be changed at any time.

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

There is not a limit on the amount of money you can put on

Inmates at this jail have a weekly spending limit of $125.

Medical Copays, Jail Fees and other Inmate Expenses

Inmates at this jail are not charged for medical visits.

The policy about this or other fees can be changed at any time.

Online you can find the medical fee information by going here, Other Orange County Correctional Facility fees can be determined by going here or calling 845-291-4166.

Important Tips

Call the Orange County Correctional Facility at 845-291-4166 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.

Commissary might be more expensive at the beginning as the inmate gets some personal hygiene, clothing or other things. Once stocked, there should be a drop in the amount of money needed.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information.