The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Spartanburg County Main Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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 Spartanburg County Main 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
The jail provides kiosks in the lobby at 950 California Ave for your use. You may deposit cash, or use a debit/credit card to make the deposit.
This jail contracts with McDaniel Supply to process online deposits to inmate accounts. You will need the inmate’s first and last name and inmate ID#. Click here to get the ID #. Click here to make the deposit.
You must use a credit or debit card bearing a BISA or MasterCard logo.
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. This jail only accepts US Postal Money Orders.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Inmate’s first and last name and ID #
C/O Spartanburg County Jail
950 California Ave.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Include a complete return address on the envelope.
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.
This jail does not accept deposits by phone to inmate accounts.
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 Spartanburg County Main Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found here. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 864-596-2607.
There is not a limit to how much you can deposit on an inmate’s account.
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.
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 Spartanburg County Main Jail at 864-596-2607 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 Spartanburg County Main Jail fees can be determined by going here or calling 864-596-2607.
Call the Spartanburg County Main Jail at 864-596-2607 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.
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.
Do not send cash as it will either be sent back or placed in the inmate’s property for his or her release date. The money will not be placed into the commissary account.
Click here to view the jail website for additional information.