The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Tulsa City/County Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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 Tulsa City/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
Only Cashier’s checks or money orders are accepted by DLM. All Cashier’s checks or money orders must be made payable to Tulsa County Inmate Trust Fund.
You may bring the deposit to the jail and use a kiosk situated in the lobby. The machine accepts debit, credit cards and cash.
Jail employees cannot accept funds in any form.
Tulsa City/County Jail does not contract with a third-party company to process online deposits to inmate accounts. You must mail or bring the deposit to the jail.
Make the Money Order out to Tulsa County Inmate Trust Fund
Write the inmate’s first and last name and DLM ID # in the memo line.
Click here to find the DLM ID number.
David L Moss Criminal Justice Center
300 N. Denver Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74103
Call Tulsa City/County Jail at 918-596-8900 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.
This jail does not accept phone deposits to inmate accounts. The policy can change at any time. Click here to see if online deposits are now being accepted.
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 Tulsa City/County Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 918-596-8900.
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 participate in a care packages for inmates. This policy can change at any time. Click here to see if the jail is offering care packages.
There is no limit to the amount of money you can deposit on the inmate’s account.
Call Tulsa City/County Jail at 918-596-8900 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 Tulsa City/County Jail at 918-596-8900 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 Tulsa City/County Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 918-596-8900.
Call the Tulsa City/County Jail at 918-596-8900 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.