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Brown County Jail Inmate Commissary


3030 Curry Lane
Green Bay,
Wisconsin
54311
Brown County
Main Phone: 920-448-4250
Beds: 800
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.

What is the Purpose of an Inmate Account?

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.



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 Brown County Jail

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

Choice 1
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.

Choice 2
Deposit Inmate Money Online

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.

Choice 3
Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail

This jail does not accept deposits to inmate accounts by mail. It will be sent back to you.

Choice 4
Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone

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.



What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?

Snacks, personal hygiene items and stationery supplies as well as some clothing items are for sale at the jail’s commissary store.



Inmate Care Packages

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

T-shirts

Socks

Pullover sports bras (may not have any metal parts)

Socks

Thermal T-Shirts and Pants



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

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.



Medical Copays, Jail Fees and other Inmate Expenses

Inmates are not charged for medical visits, processing or booking at this facility. This can change in the future.



Important Tips

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.