The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Brown County Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Commissary Information, Depositing Money Online (where available), Mailing Inmate Money or Care Packages to the jail in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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 Brown 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
There are self-serve kiosks in the jail so that you can make deposits to inmate accounts. The kiosk accepts cash, credit and debit cards.
This jail contracts with Government Payment Systems to process inmate deposits online. Click here to get started.
You will need the inmate’s first and last name and must use a credit/debit card with the MasterCard or Visa logo.
This jail does not accept deposits to inmate accounts by mail. It will be sent back to you.
This jail does accept deposits to inmate accounts by phone. Call 920-448-4250 and follow the prompts. You must use a credit or debit card.
Click here to find out about making a deposit over the phone.
Snacks, personal hygiene items and stationery supplies as well as some clothing items are for sale at the jail’s commissary store.
This jail does not have a commissary program but you are allowed to bring the following to the jail and leave them for your inmate. All items must be brand new and still in the package.
3 pairs of underwear
Pullover sports bras (may not have any metal parts)
Thermal T-Shirts and Pants
There is not a limit to the amount you may deposit for an inmate, though the inmates have limits on what they can spend each week.
Inmates are not charged for medical visits, processing or booking at this facility. This can change in the future.
Call the Brown County Jail at 920-448-4250 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.
Click here to view the jail website for additional information.